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Jidi^ dediuBtur. 

July 1989, Volume 2, No. 3 




President, Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson 

Alumnae Association Officers 

Anita Thee Graham '50, President 

Barbara Knisely Roberts 73, 1st Vice-President 

Marie Westbrook Bream '82, Vice-President for Adniissions 

Ray Castles Uttenhove '68, Vice-President for Annual Giving 

Valerie Lund Mitchell '74, Vice-President for Chapter 

JoAnne Reich '88, Vice-President for Finance 
Laura Catching Alexander '71, Recording Secretary 
Emily Dethloff Ryan '63, Chair, Continuing Education 

Martha McMuUan Aasen '51, Chair, Homecoming Committee 
Elizabeth Baldwin Simons '74, Chair, Nominating Committee 
Cecilia Stock '90, Chair, Shjdent Relations Committee 
Crista Cabe, Ex-Officio, Executive Director of Alumnae 


Editorial Board 

Crista R. Cabe, Chair 

Emily Dethloff Ryan '63 

Betty Engle Stoddard '60 

Patricia Lovelace, College Chaplain 

Lundy Pentz, Associate Professor of Biology 

William Pollard, College Librarian 

Ethel M. Smeak '53, Professor of English 

Editor, R. Eric Staley 

Managing Editor, Alice E. Addleton 

Design, Teri Stallard and Amy Sacuto 

Editorial Assistants, Susan O'Donnell '92, Jennifer Norris 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine is published by Mary Baldvi^in College, 
Office of College Relations, Staunton, VA 24401. Copyright by 
Mary Baldwin College. All rights reserved. 

Cover art by Amy Sacuto 

What better way to explore and discover 
than through foreign travel? In this 
issue of The Mary Baldxrin Magazine, 

alumnae, students, and faculty 
share their stories of travel and 
study in a global community where 
the sky is definitely not the limit. 

H E 


July 1989, Volume 2, No. 3 

J-TC Love and con- 
cern for neighbors in 
trouble send two 
alumnae to Central 

2 Overture 

2 President's Message 

Z.^ Whatever their 
class years, Mary 
Baldwin alumnae 
were all looking and 
feeling great at Home- 


Artist and 
teacher Jan Olsson 
lives and works with a 

R. Eric Staley 
Cynthia H. Tyson 


4 To Russia With Awe: The U.S.S.R. Trip of May 1988 

10 Learning German at Mary Baldwin 

14 A Ministry of Presence 

Robert H. Lafleiir 

Susan Thompson 
Susan Zabel 

Genie Addleton 

18 Alumnae News 

Just Keeping in Touch 

Alumnae Profile: Dotty Travis '56 

No More "Franglais," STl Vous Plait! 

Letters from Margaret Richie Villette '69 
Chapters in Action 
Class Notes 

Anita Thee Graham '50 

42 At Mary Baldwin 

Jan Olsson: A Seriousness of Approach 

Opportunities to Study Abroad 

Studying Abroad Just Down the Street 

Carpenter Foundation Funds New Program 

Tennis Team in Hawaii 

Annual Fund Volunteers 

Volunteer Profiles: Sarah Maupin Jones '39, Ray Castles Uttenhove 

Brent Retires; Luck New Chairman of Trustees 

New ABV Members 

Celebration Weekend/Atlanta 

Inside Back Cover: Results of Economic Impact Study 


Recently, a friend of mine in the Staunton 
business community came to discuss an issue 
before a board on which we both serve. After 
an amicable discussion of the sensitive situa- 
tion, we reached an agreement, and upon 
her departure she gave me one of those 
"post-it notes" on which was written "We 
came, we saw, we concurred." 

Veni, vidi, vici, the ancients used to say. It is 
an old concept which we like to think is no 
longer relevant. In today's global society, 
"concurrence" is a catchword, not "con- 
quer." However, achieving concurrence is 
not always easy, to be sure. We must gain a 
broader understanding than we had before, 
and we must be able to assimilate the "big 
picture" involving all issues, all people, and 
all possibOities. 

This issue of The Mary Baldwin Magazine is 
devoted to "Discovery." Specifically, the fea- 
ture articles have to do with travel programs 
and study abroad opportunities. Yet we 
know that discovery goes hand in hand with 
education in the broadest sense, that with a 
democratic objective of educating all citizens, 
we take a major step in enabling ourselves to 
understand better all points of view. 

Educated people may not always concur; 
should, perhaps, never seek to conquer, and 
are likely to weigh compromise carefully. But 
somewhere between these "3-Cs" faUs the 
act of conflict resolution through the discov- 
ery of different points of view. Mary Baldwin 
College, through its emphasis on a liberal 
arts education and the development of crit- 
ical thinking, takes this process of discovery 

We are a small school with approximately 
10,000 living alumnae. Still, this magazine is 
circulated to aO states in the union, through- 
out western Europe, into the Orient, and is 
scattered throughout Asia. The world is our 
campus for continuing education, and for the 
act of discovery. We should begin that pro- 
cess in no better way than by offering such 
opportunities to our students today. 



ome years ago m my ca 
reer, when I was a facult 
member actively engage( 
in teaching, I took on th 
challenge, as all facult 
members do, of inspirin; 
young students to lov 
an engagement with m 
discipline, attempting to convey to them m 
own deep joy for study. My academic disciplin 
is Medieval Studies, specifically Englis 
Language and Medieval English Literature 
remote and formidable for many youn 
American students. To convey my joyful er 
thusiasm for that remote culture in the comfor 
able atmosphere of an American colleg 
classroom was a challenging task, indeed, an 
so one semester I hit upon the idea of a m( 
dieval pilgrimage. 

The plan was to take my students to Great Britain and to introdu; 
them, in an immediate way, to medieval learning centers, medieval citi(, 
medieval architecture, both religious and military, so that the joy coti 
perhaps become mutually experienced. What a marvelous pOgrimage v. 
made! We explored the medieval learning centers of Oxford and Cambridj; 
we rooted through holes and corners of medieval cities like Chester, Yoi, 
and Lincoln; we climbed through medieval fortresses like Conway Castle i 
the north coast of Wales; and we were inspired by the architecture of Gotlc 
cathedrals in Salisbury, Ripon, and many, many more weD-known and ks 
well-known locations. We marveled at York Minster, the Cathedral of : ■ 
Peter dating from 627 A.D., and we stood in the shadow of Lincci 
Cathedral, fairly sure of the exact location where medieval dramatic prodi - 
tions had taken place. We visited the cave home of medieval mystic. Moth 

"T/ie return home was 

sweety made so by a 

newly illuminated 

appreciation enriched 

by contrast/' 

lipton, near Knaresborough in Yorkshire, and in every way tried to evoke 
medieval world, with its enormous contrasts and range. 
This kind of academic experience had inspired me during my own years of 
eparation as a student. As a young English girl, I traveled in France and 
'ed en famille to learn language and culture in intimate daily ways. What 
ippened to me, as a young European learning my neighbors in the world, 
ippened, also, for my own young American students. The world of the 
xtbook became a world to experience with all the senses, and the resultant 
[reness of grasp in intellectual terms a marvelous expansion of knowledge 
id understanding. The intellectual experience was, indeed, a major posi- 
/e result of foreign travel, and justification 

But, despite the fact that my students were in 
'\gland to discover a medieval culture, they 
lirned, too, what I had discovered for myself 
iring my studies in France%; an admiring and 
lerant understanding of our neighbors in the 
odern world. My students learned modern 
igland, even though their primary purpose was 
e grasp of a past time. Through daily living, 
en if it brought us to discussions of modern 

umbing, rather than modern poetry, understanding and tolerance grew, 
ilitical systems and social mores extended our context of human behavior 
d possibility. Our travel provided 
is added bonus extending far be- 
nd the academic focus. 
|But the return home was sweet, 
ade so by a newly illuminated ap- 
'eciation enriched by contrast. The 
[■nerican world became clearer 
rough foreign travel. The Ameri- 
n concept of freedom took on new 
eaning. The scope to make deci- 
)ns, to succeed, to fail, to try; all 
Icame active concepts that were real 
jd before us as daily opportunities, 
pride in the American way, not 
irn of narrow insularity and con- 
ed view but of widened scope and 
epened vision, gave quiet satis- 
l:tion to each of my enlightened 

jrhis was the most positive result 





With Awe 

The U.S.S.R. Trip of May 1988 

by Robert H. Lafleur 

Mary Baldwin's Adult Degree Program and the Offict 

Continuing Education may have entered the realm of tOi 

ism by accident. However, since Bob Lafleur organized a t 

to London and Oxford in 1984 expressly for students in 

ADP, the travel/study program has developed into an ow 

ing series of carefully orchestrated trips to all corners of 

world — occurring decidedly not by accident. 

Bob Lafleur said after only three trips it became clear 

him that the concept of foreign travel for credit was as bi^ 

the world itself. He said, "What I was doing neei 

careful analysis, some systematic planning, and so 

experimentation with models, prices, timing, form 

clientele, and the like." At that point, Don Wells, I 

director of continuing education, entered the picti\ 

bringing. Bob Lafleur said, "all his enthusiasm , 

innovative education, futurist experimentation, ca 

munity service, and business and public relatii 


Since its beginnings as an offshoot of the Ad 
Degree Program, the travel/study program offei 
through the Office of Continuing Education '; 
changed considerably, though students in ' 
Adidt Degree Program are still the largest grl\ 
represented on the tours. Employees and friet 
of the College come second. 

As the program enters its fifth year, Lafle' 

Wells, and those in other areas of the College: 

now examining ways to coordinate this progii 

with the traditional campus foreign study p} 

grams and with that of the Alumnae Ass^i 

ation. A cooperative relationship has (■! 

developed with Piedmont Virginia Cii 

munity College. 

As Bob LaFleur said, "We haii 
going and growing operation."] 


rhis, clearly, was a tour just waiting to 
happen. No sooner had we booked it 
and announced it than it filled up. 
iUed up" in this context meant a total of 20 
ices, by the way, because the best deal we 
ind was to tag-on to a British group. 1 had 
mmed that we'd be the smaller group, trailing 
ietly along behind the numerous British, 
rong. They were 12, we were 20 and they 
)roughly enjoyed the lectures and foci 1 had 
mned! They also were sensationally good 
vel partners, experienced, enthusiastic and 
repid. And wonderfully well-informed. In all 
of us were fluent in Russian and one in 

\s you know, all foreign group travel to Russia 
ntourist travel, so all we really had to do was 
get ourselves from the States to Gatwick, 
ndon, and then back again (we built-in a day 
-over in London on the return to give our 
mp a chance to catch breaths and reset body 
cks). The entire trip was more than two weeks 
ig and the group was refreshingly diverse, a 
older on average than earlier expeditions to 
' British Isles. 

Dur first step was an orientation meeting (with 
:ussian meal) at my house. I gave all the dark 
d dire warnings anyone who visited the 
xS.R. a dozen and more years ago is wont to 
Carry your own toilet paper. Expect surly or 
lophobic treatment. Don't drink the water, 
lather endless lines, searches and inspections. 
;ign yourself to close supervision and tight 
urity. Don't look pained when you have to 
ire one glass for hundreds of water drinkers, 
virtually all cases I was wrong. Russia is in- 
;d changing. 

Tie transatlantic flight was routine and pain- 
3. We arrived at Gatwick (May precedes the 
sh of the tourist season) to find the Aeroflot 
i no permanent desk, only one shared with 
for a few hours a day. So, no luggage check- 
1 doled out leftover English currency and 
St wandered off for hamburgers, candy and 
while 1 guarded the mountain of luggage, 
n went off to check out the hotel we'd be using 
return and found it excellent. Everyone was a 
drawn, anxious to get on with the travel, 
'inally the Aeroflot sign appeared, we 
!cked in, waited and boarded. Younger atten- 
its, no net baskets for luggage anymore, and 
!n refreshments (mini-Cokes and the inevi- 

table medicinal fruit punch) and then, Moscow! 

We arrived late in the evening, moved easily 
through the double check (wonderfully intimi- 
dating mirrors are now in use so the young man 
who checks — but never stamps — one's passport 
can measure height). Claimed our bags (never 
was one lost throughout, although one was 
slightly damaged toward the end of the trip). 
And met our Intourist guide for the next fort- 
night — a brilliant, lively, wise woman who has a 
degree in English from the University of Mos- 
cow, a bureaucrat husband, an adored teenaged 
daughter and a lovely country cottage to which 
she retires as often as she can. She has been with 
Intourist for 14 years and is clearly prepared for 
anything. We all found her honest, well-in- 
formed and a splendid, if slightly cynical, friend. 
We quickly learned that she was as fascinated by 
the changes Gorbachev is trying to force on the 
U.S.S.R. as we. She admitted one day that for 
years she never read any Russian newspapers 
because they reported nothing. Now she lines 
up like others, early in the day, to get a paper to 
see what else will come out of Glasnost. I was 
deeply impressed by her willingness to address 
issues, usually in the past called "sensitive", and 
when 1 requested she talk at length about prob- 
lems, social and economic, and about the posi- 
tion of women, all these she did with great 
candor and some passion. Further, as said, 
nothing fazed her: when one of our group be- 
came m with an ugly rash, off we went to the 
public clinic. When I lost my return ticket, on I 
went to London anyway. Next time 1 take stu- 
dents to the U.S.S.R. you can be sure I'll beg for 

It was still light enough (long summer days) to 
see that wildly confusing contrast that has so 
long impressed travelers in Russia old and new: 
rural poverty and underdevelopment quickly 
followed by urban modernity. By the time we 
reached the hotel (as usual, exclusively Intourist, 
exclusively for foreigners, a sort of post-Stalin 
monotonous skyscraper architecture) we were 
exhausted, dazed, breathless ("We are actually 
here"). But, of course, dinner came first. It was, 
we soon came to recognize, a sort of generic 
Intourist dinner: fresh salad of tomatoes, onions, 
and cucumbers, a bit of salted fish, sensational 
breads and butter, a greasy root vegetable soup 
with a chunk of fatty meat sitting at the bottom, 
meat or fish (or both) with starches and ice 


cream. Ample but, alas, rarely reflecting much of 
the range of Russian regional and ethnic cuisine. 
(I had told our group to watch for caviar and for 
the odd hot dogs that are so popular for break- 
fast. Of course there was none. The hot dogs 
turned up only once and that, of course, was 
breakfast!). So off to bed (short bed, in fact, in a 
clean functional room guarded gently by the 
concierge at the elevators). 

The days in Moscow revealed quite clearly the 
current Intourist routine. Big meals served in- 
variably on time, local guides (always Intourist) 
on shortish bus tours of the city, and at the hotels 
another Intourist agent ready to sell "optional" 
tours and events. These "optional" became 
downright funny. Yes, one would expect to pay 
extra to attend the Bolshoi (we almost all did) but 
who would think of the Kremlin as an option in 
Moscow? or the Hermitage so designated in 
Leningrad? No one complained and the prices 
were at least quite low. 

We also learned in Moscow some other things 
that became patterns and predictables, even in 
the exotic fringe republics in the south. Ameri- 
can dollars were the cur- 

rency of choice. Indeed, 
the shops we were sort 
of encouraged to fre- 
quent were labeled 
"Hard Currency", 
which led one fine Rus- 
sian woman at a hotel 
desk to ask, rhetorically, 
"Do you suppose that 
means that our currency 
is soft?" Beggars and 
drunks, when they ap- 
peared near the hotel 
were like lightning led 
away by men who ap- 
peared from nowhere. 
Stores, rarely near the hotels, were pathetically 
understocked. Public transportation was quick, 
efficient, cheap and safe. People were friendly, 
deferential, helpful. Kids spoke more English 
and asked more questions. Women were visibly 
more numerous than men and still had jobs that 
shock us: sweeping streets, for example. Gorba- 
chev's crack-down on drinking was still in effect 
(he apparently is beginning to back down now) 
and buying vodka in the hotel was frightfully 
expensive and accompanied by puritanic re- 
proachful looks. Black markets (the second econ- 
omy) still thrived: the maitre d' in most hotel 
restaurants preceded passing the menu with 

''Those of us who 
opted tor ballet at 
the Bolshoi got the 
jolt of looking up 
from our boxes to 
see Gorbachev in 
his box/' 

something like "Would you like to buy some ni(| 
caviar?" Nearly every hotel was close to j 
church, several historical and still consecretei 
and many of us got that startling experience ■ 
attending Orthodox services. And ice cream 
the food of choice on the streets — everywher 

Also typical in the Intourist armory was tl 
combination of great historical and cultural sit 
with required visits to monuments of sociali: 
and nationalist pride, particularly those dec 
cated to the memory of the havoc and destn]- 
tion endured from the Nazis during the Gret 
Patriotic War. So, a beautiful medieval mo- 
astery would be followed directly by a visit i 
another Lenin Square. And sometimes the tv) 
foci came together to become one: in Moscov\i 
really well-planned (and locally popular) "ther? 
park" of arts, sciences and technology of all ti; 
Soviet republics and in Yerevan a heart-breaki 5 
memorial to the holocaust these survivors wa 
subjected to by the Turks. Two other mor- 
ments burn in the memory. Those of us wo 
opted for ballet at the Bolshoi got the joltf 
looking up from or 
boxes at intervals to s|e 
Gorbachev in his be.. 
And all of us who SiV 
Red Square will nevr 
forget the thousandsif 
soldiers from the Sr 
ond World War thie 
having a reunion, :- 
companied by wiv^ 
children and grandcli- 
dren. What stories thi e 
could tell! 

Finally, as a sort)t 
general pattern, (e 
were free to exploreat 
will and wherever ed 
whenever we wished. Intourist and hotel Sjft 
were helpful and directed us to local (njw 
profit-oriented) markets, theaters, concerts, &d 
so on. Everyone on the trip had at least one si:b 
unique experience of finding something urx- 
pected along the wandering way — an opra 
here, an outdoor concert there, a folk art slip 
here or an English-speaking Russian who invi.d 
one home and spent hours with. For one likeie 
who knew the Khrushchev and Brezhnev Ru;ia 
it was surprising and deeply moving. And le 
Russian people are sharply divided about ^e 
invitation to this new openness: some fear ad 
detest it and wish to remain as they have b.n 

5ed to being. Conclusion: Glasnost and Pere- 
roika are real and they certainly can fail. 
As we prepared to fly from Moscow down to 
le south, another enduring pattern emerged, 
aaving a city breeds not only nostalgia but also 
aruc in the Serious Shopper. Few left Moscow 
ithout already crowding some corner of the 
litcase and one of our group who came with the 
/owed purpose of "finding rugs" did so — in 
[oscow, our first stop. She, bless her, carried 
lormous bundles from city to city, each morn- 
g entering the bus with a plaintive "If there 
en't enough seats, let me put my rugs down 
id I'll stand". (She never had to, and in fact she 
mtinued buying rugs — with a bit more modera- 
DH — throughout the U.S.S.R. 
So, off to the south, the portion of the trip that 
ade it unique. There were three stops, about 
;e same length of stay, in three diverse (and 
fen antagnostic) republics with long histories 
' non-Russian coloration: Azerbaijan (Baku), 
eorgia (Tbilisi) and Armenia (Yerevan). The 
mtrast of this southern tier, sometimes Mus- 
T\, sometimes non-Russian Christian, with 
'OSCOW could not have been more stark and 
riking. New ethnic looks, clothing, urban life- 
'yles, foods. New and remarkably varied land- 
apes and temperatures. Another world, one 
at partook of ancient Hellenic and Hellenistic 
Vilizations, of the Muslim, Mongol, and Turk- 
'h expansions. 

'My main preoccupation was different, 
ough. I wondered if we would be allowed to 
sit Azerbaijan and Armenia at all. For months 
Insions between these two ethnic republics had 
'ired over a piece of land occupied primarily by 
rmenians within Azerbaijani borders. 
larches, riots, protests and petitions to Moscow 
id ensued. I was quite prepared to have In- 
urist tell me that my little flock was grounded 
' Moscow (very safe against street action) and 
l.'ningrad (a bit wilder because of deep west- 
jnization). But no, again I was wrong. Off to 
jiku we flew and as we arrived at the big new 
btel on the Lenin Square at midday what did we 
jebut more than 150,000 protest marchers! We 
liloaded, the city tour having been postponed 
iitil the protest wound down, and went out to 
jin the mob. Those who had cameras used 
'em. Those two who had video cameras used 
I em. Later we were contacted by the local TV 
l.'wscasters. "Oh, oh, I thought; trouble." But 
i). They wanted to tell us some background 
''out the protests, and to collect our opinions 
'id to borrow the videotapes (theirs were shot 

from within the political headquarters and ours 
were more dramatic). So the American-British 
tourists gathered at the hotel bar, were fed 
pastries and tea, and a small number of us were 
recorded for the evening TV show. Those videos 
by the way, were shown locally and nationally 
and then in London by the BBC. So Mary Bald- 
win experts on the Azerbaijan-Armenia crisis 
made their mark on several international news 

One more comment in general on our adven- 
ture in the Caucasus before a brief description of 
the cities themselves. Very much like an obser- 
vant visitor to Eastern Europe these days, each of 
us was drawn to how profound and challenging 
the centripetal forces of the ethnic and national 
minority republics and the satellites really are. It 
is in this area, more than in economic growth and 
productivity, that the future of the Soviet Union 
will probably be decided. The Soviet Constitu- 
tion states plainly that every republic is abso- 
lutely free to leave the U.S.S.R.; several republics 
are already threatening to do so. Can the center 
hold? And, more extraordinarily, can the center 
(the old party leaders, the established bureau- 
crats) learn from the experiments in political ad- 
ministration and economic endeavor that these 
fringe republics are engaging in. We were lucky 
to see these developments close-up. And consid- 
ering that we arrived just after May Day celebra- 
tions, were present for the sudden "retirement" 
of party chiefs of both Azerbaijan and Armenia, 
were there when Gorbachev scheduled the big 
party glasnost meeting, and left just before Presi- 
dent Reagan arrived for his visit, we were doubly 
fortunate! For all of us in the group, certainly, 
most memories glow; the only ex- 
ception, equally certainly, is the 
sadness all of us felt later when 
we recalled the south we knew 
reduced to such 
tragic misery by 
the recent earth- 

Our first stop was 
Baku on the coast of 
the Caspian Sea de- 
cidely Islamic still 
displaying all the 
industrial ar- 
chaeology of its 
great days as 
an oil produc- 
ing center. 
Here were op- 

portunities for some real experiential learning on 
the streets, on the shore and in the market. 
Especially for our women who were startled, 
complemented and repulsed by all the male at- 
tentions. It quickly became apparent (and this 
remained so even in Leningrad) that our only 
black female was a special attraction; she re- 
mained graceful throughout. Equally novel was 
the experience of music: we almost all went to 
the opera and what a rare and puzzling experi- 
ence it was to hear Verdi's Otello with one of the 
three greatest exemplars of the title role (Vladi- 
mir Atlantov) and a local cast singing this master- 
piece in Azerbaijani! 

Off to Soviet Georgia and its lovely capital, 
Tbilisi, a garden and floral paradise. The entire 
region has always been unique and since the 
1950's it has become even more so because it was 
here that Stalin was born and here that he re- 
mains the hero of the U.S.S.R., elsewhere 
scorned or ignored. Tbilisi is really an overgrown 
town, rich in traditional informalities, in fruit 
and vegetables (many of them still smuggled at 
black market prices to Moscow and Leningrad), 
and in a very ancient tradition of dance, folk 
music and classical operatic and symphonic 
music, all of which we sampled (as "optionals" 
of course). 

And to complete the southern leg of the trip, 
on to Yerevan, the capitol of Armenia. Transpor- 
tation this time was by bus and that provided 
unique vistas (high mountains still marked by 
winter snow, crazily winding roads) and unique 
opportunities to understand the rich and chal- 
lenging diversity of Old Russia and the modern 
Soviet Union (modern towns followed by truly 
medieval villages, centrally-planned, anemic 
farming cooperatives hard on Intourist foreign 
traveler resorts on beautiful alpine lakes). Yere- 

van has got to be one of the most complex an( 
beautiful locations in the world — and it has Ion 
been recognized thus. Layers of civilization (o 
daily trips outside the city) brought us into drs 
matic contact with prehistory, ancient Greek oui 
posts, Alexandrian temples, Slavic and Asia 
outposts, and on and on. Add to that the awt 
some panorama of the Caucasus mountains i 
their most majestic and you get a fair idea of thi 
special paradise. And think of this; one awaker 
in a fairly hot climate to cool morning breeze 
and goes out to the balcony of the room to st 
Mount Ararat, snow-capped always and so hig 
that usually it floats disembodied above lov 
lying clouds. Words fail but cameras certain] 
did not. 

And then, on again, this time to the jewel i 
the Baltic, the international western outpost i 
Mother Russia, Leningrad, a.k.a. St. Petersbur; 
and Petrograd. The contrast with inland ar 
ancient Moscow could not be stronger and tl^ 
tension between these two centers, these tv 
faces of the Russian persona, remains strong- 
Moscow with its medieval ecology and preocci 
pation with governing a centrally plannt 
society and Leningrad with its spectacular' 
European architecture, its waterways, its defia: 
version of Russian culture and socialism. Tl: 
city tours provided everyone with the ove- 
whelmingly clear message that this was indeed 
world city, really a world capital like Paris r 
London. j 

Naturally there were cultural and historic'! 
monuments to complement this special status!- 
the centers of the Bolshevik revolution, tb 
wonders of the building programs of Peter tie 
Great and Catherine the Great, the mighty Plj- 
harmonic, the adored Kirov Ballet, the goi- 
mand-scaled riches of the art collections of tl 

"What pleased me most was, as always, the warmth and 

interchange of the adult learners on new and challenging 

terrain and a new attitude, even in the most conservative c: 

us, about what Russians and Americans were all about. 

After more than a generation of Cold War this latter was 

doubtless our greatest learning experience/' 

hermitage. And, too, especially for our group 
flopped down in a remote hotel next door to one 
)f the great and breath-taking monuments to the 
lege and war, there was also the useful re- 
iiinder that this city more than any other suf- 
ered heroically through the Great Patriotic War. 
K perfect conclusion for our exploration of this 
extraordinary complex nation. 

Too soon we repacked, most suitcases bulging 
vith goodies, bade farewell to our valued In- 
ourist guide with presents for her and for her 
laughter, all of us convinced that it was far too 
,;oon to leave. At this point my account becomes 
;ketchy at best. What had seemed a cold in 
li'erevan was much worse in Leningrad and I 
ound myself being transported (by our two 
lurses and our three respiratory therapists) by 
jvheelchair to the plane, treated with oxygen in 
i^ondon, and taken directly to hospital in Balti- 
iHore with a really nasty case of viral lumbar 
meumonia. I can testify, though, that the flight 
o London was comfortable, that quite a few 
nembers of the group dashed into the city to 
explore it on our overnight near Gatwick, that 
jur British friends departed from us as sad as we 
be ending our time together and that everyone 
vho was supposed to actually deplaned in 
Baltimore. And there is something to be said for 
vheelchair travel in international airports. I 
vas waved through all customs and other 

A month later most of us gathered for a de- 
briefing, a meaL and photos and slides. The 
:onsensus was clear and unanimous. It was a 
5reat trip. What pleased me most was, as always, 
he warmth and interchange of the adult learners 
m new and challenging terrain and a new atti- 
ude, even in the most conservative of us, about 
vhat Russians and Americans were all about. 
\fter more than a generation of Cold War this 
atter was doubtless our greatest learning 

Bob Lafleur, who came to Mary Baldwin in 1963, is an 
associate professor of history in the Adult Degree 
Program. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and 
earned the A.M. degree from Harvard University. 


K^ Learning German A\ 

Mary Baldwin 

HERE by Susan Thompson 


hat do a Prussian princess, an East 
German card-carrying Communist 
party member, a West German politi- 
cal scientist, a German school-boy 
from Bonn, and a refugee fashion designer have 
in common? They have all come to Mary Baldwin 
College to discuss in German their lives and 
work and to lunch with students who are learn- 
ing German. 

It is a challenge to teach a language that is an 
elective and has the reputation of being difficult. 
Most of the women who choose to study German 
at Mary Baldwin either have had some previous 
association with the language or think that it will 
be a helpful tool in their particular field of study, 
such as chemistry, biology or music. My goal is 
to make students aware of how useful German 
can be and how it can help them improve their 
English grammar. 

Our German program offers two years of 
study, with options for upper-level work either 
at Mary Baldwin or at Washington and Lee Uni- 
versity in nearby Lexington. Our small classes 
are ideal for optimal language learning; every 
student must participate and in return receives 
lots of individual attention. Foreign language 
students learn best in a friendly, relaxed atmo- 
sphere where they do not feel intimidated. The 

real goal of language learning is communicatio 
and this is impossible when one is afraid 
speak. Learning German can be interestin,. 
challenging and fun! 
From the very beginning, students need 

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HERE by Susan Zabel 

~~71 pending the 1987-1988 school year in 
^^ Germany with the Carl Duisberg Socie- 
^A ty's Parliamentarische Patenschafts 
""^ I Programm (PPP) was an invaluable ex- 
;rience. It began with two orientation semi- 
irs: one in Washington, D.C., where we 

arned about Germans, 

erman customs and 

erman-American rela- 

3ns; and the other in 

ologne, Germany, 

here we learned how to 

?t around, and what to 

3 if we had trouble. 

The first phase of the 

■ogram is a two-month 

nguage school. Nine of 

> were sent to the Carl 

uisberg Centren in Col- 

5ne, where we received 

ore than just a basis in 

ammar, but also an international education, 

arning from our classmates as well as from out 

acher, Petra Kluge. My class was made up of 

mericans, Brazilians, Japanese, Chinese, 

utch, French and Finns. We supplemented our 

ssons with discussions of different customs, 

-liefs, laws and lands. 

'7 gained a broader 

understanding of 

America and was able 

to appreciate the good 

points of my own 

country. '' 

We attended classes from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. 
every day, and the rest of the day we had free. 
We spent our afternoons exploring Cologne — 
seeing museums, churches, the Cathedral and 
the Rhine. Some of us joined fitness clubs and 
regularly visited the indoor swimming pools. 
The nightlife was our main concern, however, so 
we began to investigate the dancing and social- 
izing customs of the Cologne residents. We di- 
vided our nights between the Bier Museum, 
which sold all the different kinds of beer made in 
Germany; Papa Joe's, a live jazz bar; and all the 
different discos. We all left feeling that our 
time — and money — were well spent. 

As September drew to an end, we began to 
grow concerned about the next stage of the pro- 
gram — a home stay with a German family while 
we attended school. As 1 boarded the train for 
Bremen, in northern Germany, I reflected on 

what I knew about my 

immediate future — I was 
going to live in Bremen 
for ten months with a 
family with a 16-y ear-old 
son. I was met at the 
station by the Director of 
the Bremen Carl Duis- 
berg Gesellschaft office. 
He drove me to Schwein- 
furter Weg 27, my home 
for the next ten months 
and introduced me to the 
Langenhans, my hosts. 
The family was the best 
part of the whole year. The father, Michael, is a 
certified public accountant, and his wife, 
Christa, works with him. Their son, Fridtjof, was 
in school. They accepted me as a part of the 
family and patiently helped me learn my way 

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Susan Thompson continued 

apply the grammar and vocabulary they are 
learning. Teaching materials must be relevant to 
the students' current interests. I have replaced 
the canned tapes accompanying the text with my 
own tapes consisting of actual interviews, pop 

^It is important that 

students experience 

that the language is 

alive and applicable to 

their own world, '' 

special events as Christmas an 

carnival. Many have participate 

in gatherings sponsored by th 

Shenandoah Deutschverein, 

German-speaking group i 

Lexington. However, most effe 

tive for stimulating interest ar 

progress are the many guest speal 

ers who have come to visit my classes. I ha\ 

been pleased with my students, who can alreac 

understand and discuss with native speake 

and write good compositions in German base 

on the presentations. 

It is important that students experience th 
the language is alive and applicable to their ow 
world. PEG students returned from New Yoi 
thrilled that they could understand Germai 
whom they overheard at the Stock Exchang 
Others found that they could understand techr 
cal terms which they encountered in chemist 
and biology classes. It was also intriguing f 
them to discover at the weekly German table th 
their music, art, and science professors can al: 
speak German. 

We concluded the year by accepting the gr 
cious invitation of one of our students' mothe 
to dine German style at the Edelweiss Restaura 
near Staunton. The students feasted on a wic 
variety of German specialties. They presentf 
our hostess with a Mary Baldwin sweatshirt ai 
a heart-felt Danke schon! 

music radio programs. To strengthen motivation 
and interest, I use slides, videos, movies, maga- 
zines, and even German doll furniture. I arrange 
for students to attend cultural events at neigh- 
boring colleges, such as meeting the Austrian 
ambassador at the George C. Marshall Library in 
Lexington. In addition, I invite students to my 
home for German meals and celebration of such 

Susan Thompson has a language certificate (Gro 
Sprachpriifung) from the University of Freiburg 
Wesf Germany and a?t M.A. in German literati 
from the University of Massachusetts. She liv^ 
worked and studied in Germany eight years at 
returns to Germany every year. 


Susan Zabel continued 

ound. We made weekend trips to nearby 
WHS, lakes, and points of interest. They helped 
i improve my German and were always will- 
5 to explain oddities in language and customs 
at I did not understand. 
The holidays have always been a special time, 
t that year Thanksgiving took on a new mean- 
5. 1 no longer took for granted how happy I 
is, and 1 wanted to share that with my new 
T\Uy. I made Thanksgiving dinner and told 
sm about our holiday. Of course, 1 also called 
ime — I was in desperate need of the instruc- 
ms to cook a turkey! 
Instead of attending just one school, I decided 

get a general overview of many schools. I 
:ended the Gymnasium, a preparatory school 
r college, with Fridtjof; a Fachhochschule, a 
ecialized vocational high school; the Univer- 
y of Bremen and a Berufsschule, a vocational 
aool. It was interesting to compare their sys- 
n with our own. I also continued to attend 
iguage school to improve my German. 
It was really comforting to meet a German 
change student from the previous year's pro- 
am. He showed me the life of a young German 
ult and introduced me to his friends. He was 

understanding companion, having had most 
the same experiences in America. During the 
emer Freimarkt, a city festival, he invited 
any of the participants from his program, as 
jU as many of those I was with in Cologne. We 
d a great time and greatly enjoyed comparing 
>tes and airing our problems. 
On January 2, 1988, I began working at the 
;berseehotel in Bremen. This was the third 
lase — a six month internship in a German busi- 
'ss. I learned quite a lot working in all areas of 
e hotel business — the kitchen, the restaurant, 
test registration, and the cleaning. We had 

much excitement. While I was there, there was a 
series of television thefts. We increased our 
security, but the perpetrator was never appre- 
hended. I worked with many people my own 
age. The people were very friendly and willing to 
help me. 

The fundamental idea behind the PPP is the 
"Godfather" in the German Bundestag, the 
equivalent of our Congress. I met my "God- 
father", Mr. Minrichs, of the CDU (Catholic 
Democratic Union) before Christmas. He invited 
me to Bonn, the capital, with a tour group from 
Bremen. We were able to see the workings of the 
Bundestag, as well as explore Bonn, which is also 
the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven. 

The year in Germany provided me with a 
wealth of experiences. I was able to see Europe 
and gain an appreciation of the European life- 
style. I gained a broader understanding of 
America and was able to appreciate the good 
points of my own country. I also gained a 
thorough knowledge of the German language. 
The most valuable treasure, however, are the 
friendships I made. Memories may fade, but 
these friendships will last a lifetime. 

I am continuing my study of German at 
Washington and Lee University through the 
Consortium Exchange. After I graduate, I intend 
to work toward a master's degree in German. 
But, most of all, as I write this, I am happily 
awaiting the arrival of my host parents in 
America this summer. 

Susan Zabel will graduate from Mary Baldwin in 
1990. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick 
Henry Zabel of Devine, Texas. 


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Ministry Of 


Leigh Yates Farmer 
'74 thought she recog- 
nized Elena Delgado 

'73 in a television by Genie Addleton 

newscast last spring 

and called to let us know. "It may be something 
interesting," Leigh said. "I'm fairly certain it was 
Elena. She was with a group of people from Rich- 
mond who had just arrived at Byrd airport. They 
had been to Central America." 

So, I followed II 

on Leigh's tip, ar'l 

within a matter 'I 

weeks found mysd 

in Richmond, taMi; 

not only to Elena, but to Mary Jane Wirtz Wintf 

'69, as well. Through Elena, I had learned tH 

Mary Jane had also been involved in the trip ) 

Central America, so the three of us sat down to tcS 

in Elena's office. L 


Mary Jane and Elena explained to me that they 
ad traveled to Central America in March (1988) 
/ith Hanover Presbytery's Central American/ 
Mutual Mission Committee (CAMM), a group 
/hose goals are to provide opportunities for 
lembers of the Presbytery to experience Central 
Lmerica first-hand. What Leigh Farmer had seen 
n television was a kind of media event that 
larked the return of a group of ten CAMM 
ravelers, among them Mary Jane and Elena, 
/ho had just spent twelve days in Guatemala 
nd Nicaragua. 

Of course, we all know that people go down to 
Central America all the time on "fact finding" 
missions, and I had to assume that Mary Jane 
nd Elena were doing that. Certainly they 
/eren't running guns down there, but I was 
keptical. What on earth could this little group of 
ravelers hope to accomplish in the chaos and 
wfulness of Central America? Did they have 
ny business down there? 

At this point, you must understand that Elena 
nd Mary Jane are both intensely serious 
/omen. Even when they reminisced about their 
xperiences at Mary Baldwin, they were seri- 
lus — no gushing, flowery words — as they cited 
xamples of how, through members of the fac- 
ilty and programs at Mary Baldwin, they came 
see the United States and the world from the 
>erspective of people other than Americans. 

Mary Jane had studied in Denmark during the 
'ietnam War. She said, "I lived with people who 
lad different attitudes and values — all real and 
alid — and I read and heard other opinions of 
he United States." She took a course in contem- 
)orary history taught by a Danish man who had 
leen a enws reporter during World War II; and 
lews back in Staunton, she was deeply in- 
luenced by a course taught by Dr. William 
ipencer, former president of the College. She 
laid, "In that class I learned to look at cultural 
ind social aspects of history." 

Elena spent her junior year and during that 
ime came to think of herself as a citizen, not just 
)f America, but of a world community. "It was 
iberating," she said, "and my identity took on 
lifferent dimensions. Over time 1 realized that 
Americans and our country are not always seen 
IS we think we are, and perhaps not the way we 
vant to be." She said she experienced "culture 
ihock" when she returned, somewhat reluc- 
antly, to the States. "1 had developed," she said, 
'an overwhelming sense of the power of the 
Jnited States. I could see the magnitude of the 
nfluence our country has on people of other 

countries. I was amazed that people my age 
knew all about our government and how it 
worked. 1 could see that all our country's actions 
have tremendous reverberations around the 

So, with a deep sense of awareness of world 
community, born perhaps at Mary Baldwin, 
Mary Jane and Elena set out to do a bit more 
foreign travel and study. This time the destina- 
tion was Central America, and it was no pleasure 
junket. The CAMM group arrived in Nicaragua 
the day U.S. forces were sent to the Honduran 
border in response to an alleged incursion by 
Sandanista troops into Honduras. The CAMM 
group's mission was to visit, to look and listen, 
and to come back and talk, but not about scenic 
villages and tropical climates. They would stay in 
homes of ordinary people who are caught in the 
chaos of this awful conflict. The "travel lecture" 

l recognize that we are 
not the only Ameri- 
cans; we are Northern 
Americans, they are 
Central Americans." 

they would give on their return, and the one I 
heard from them last fall in Richmond, was one 
of frustration and of concern. Their words con- 
veyed a sense of frustration with the lack of 
progress toward peace in Central America, but I 
sensed that they were determined to find every 
opportunity to tell their story over and over 
again. As they talked, I was thinking how very 
intelligent and articulate these two Mary Bald- 
win alumnae were, but 1 was also noticing that 
there was sadness in their faces. I think there is 
pain in remembering all they saw and heard. 

"Our urge, of course," Elena said, "is to help 
those poor people." The CAMM group found 
themselves on the receiving end, instead. Elena 
said, "Even in all this emptiness and brokeness 
and poverty these people gave us gifts." 

Both Mary Jane and Elena spoke of the gener- 
osity of their hosts, who gave up their beds and 
slept on floors to accommodate their CAMM 
visitors. One of Mary Jane's hostesses, a widow, 
served coffee in a bowl — she had no cups. "And, 
she didn't even ask me my name until the next 


"I don't want to belabor the question of who's 
better — ^the — Contras or the Sandinistas — ^because ] 

believe if we focused on that, we would be miss- 
ing the point of what we learned down there, and 

what the people said to us over and over again." 

Mary Jane Wirtz Winter 

morning," Mary Jane said. A picture of the 
woman's son, killed by the Contras, hung on the 
wall over the bed. 

Now, while they were talking to me, I was 
thinking back to what Leigh Farmer had said — 
"It might be interesting." How right you were, 
Leigh, but it wasn't what 1 expected. It quickly 
became clear to me that both Elena and Mary 
Jane were dead earnest about what they had 
done in Central America and about what they 
needed to be doing after the trip. Telling me and 
anyone else who would listen was part of the 

One by one, my questions — the ones 1 wasn't 
asking out loud — were being answered. No, 
they certainly hadn't taken guns down there. 
Mary Jane explained, "It was a ministry of 'pres- 
ence' — friends supporting each other in times of 
suffering. The purpose of our visit was similar to 
those we make to friends who are experiencing 
grief or some personal hardship, when we're not 
physically able to do anything to alleviate pain 
and anguish. We still go and say, 'I'm sorry; 1 
care about you.' You listen as people pour out 
their hearts, and vou prav with them — in this 

case, for peace so their children won't be killed 
Mary Jane said that the people they visit( 
wanted to talk about their families and th( 
villages. "Part of our ministry was to hear them 
she said, though in some cases that wasn't pos: 
ble. One stopping point was a sugar cane plant 
tion, where the people were afraid to talk. Ma 
Jane explained: "Many things are done for ec 
nomic reasons, such as repressing people 
keep the wages down. Because there isn't 
wealth of land like we have in this countr 
people can't move on to look for better jobs 
safer places to live. Because the people wi 
worked the plantation thought we might 
union organizers, they were afraid to risk talkii 
to us." 

Elena said, "1 don't want to belabor the quf 
tion of who's better — the Contras or the Sam 
nistas — because I believe if we focused on th. 
we would be missing the point of what \ 
learned down there, and what the people said 
us over and over again. The president of 
farmers' group we met with, who, by the w 
isn't an employee of the government, said, '\ 
dearly ask God and you as fellow believers. . , 
stop the war. When 1 leave home in the mornir, 
I don't know if I'll come home at night. . .Ev: 
though we're simple peasants, we have a no 
for what's good and what's not good. Wei 
trying to get people out of the poverty and ci 
pression they've had before.' 

"A peasant woman in Managua said to n 
'Here in Nicaragua, we are living in a crisis' 
nerves. Everyone here was happy — we fl 
good — there was going to be a dialogue. All ci 
sudden, here we've got war again. (The CAN/ 
group was in Nicaragua during peace talks .' 
tween the government and Contra leaders.) P') 
pie are suffering in Nicaragua. They are sufferi j 
from hunger. Here we've got the means to p) 
duce, we've got the land, but the people a 
scared to plant their crops, so they come to U 


^. Wouldn't it be great if one day there would 
! no more war?' " 

So, since the "welcome" at Byrd Airport, Mary 
ne and Elena have continued their mission by 
taring their experiences with church and civic 
cups and even to audiences of one, like me. 
Tien they talk, they tell you why they went — 
ey explain — they tell the message of the farm 
orker and the peasant woman, and they tell 
)u how the trip has changed them. Mary Jane 
id, "I read the newspaper differently now. 1 
ad it with a care and intensity that I didn't 
;fore. And, even though I might not be able to 
3 much about what's happening in Central 
merica, I have become more aware of some 
)cial issues close to home — things that I can do 
)mething about." 

Elena said, "I have realized that we must claim 
id affirm the cultural roots that we have in 
merica, so even the art and music of Central 
merica have new meaning for me. I am keenly 
vare that Americans are not just from Euro- 
;an stock. I recognize, too, that we are not the 
ily Americans; we are Northern Americans, 
ley are Central Americans. So, their circum- 
ances seem all the more awful when I consider 
lat, in the midst of all the wealth and comfort 
e have, there are other Americans living in 
readful poverty with a war going on around 

As they tell their story, audiences react in 
ifferent ways. Elena said, "Sometimes people 
■e not receptive. They say we are not being 
atriotic, but to than I have to say, 'I am patri- 
dc — it's just that my borders are bigger.' I am 
of less committed to the values of this nation, 
ut I do hold it and all of us responsible." 

And this audience of one — what did the story 
to me? I notice and I think: Those journalists 
'ho were killed during recent elections in Cen- 
al America were killed in America. Those f ami- 
es who weep with joy as they are reunited with 
wed ones imprisoned for ten years are Ameri- 
ins. I think about the woman who, though she 
ad no guest room, no dishes, practically no 
ossessions at all, welcomed Mary Jane into her 
ome and served coffee in a bowl, the only 
rinking container in the house. 

I think about my own kitchen cupboards, with 
lore cups and glasses than I can ever use: some 
i)r morning, some for evening, some for guests 
j'ho are children and some for those who are 
jlults, some with stems, some without, some 
pr this wine and some for that, some for tea, 
pme for water, some for juice, some for beer. 

some for coffee and some for special coffee. Some 
we don't like, so they are in boxes in the base- 
ment. How ridiculous. 

Elena Delgado graduated from Marif Baldwin in 1973 
with a major in Spanish. In 1980 she received a Master 
of Arts degree in religious education from the Presbyte- 
rian School of Christian Educatioji. She lives in Rich- 
mond where she is Volunteer Center Director for the 
United Way Services. 

Mary Jane Wirtz Winter graduated from Mary Bald- 
win in 1969 with a degree in religion and philosophy. 
She also lives in Richmond and is Director of Alumni 
and Church Relations at Union Theological Seminary. 

Elena Delgado and friend 




Alumnae Association President 


Just Keeping in Touch 

Foreign Travel. Junior Year Abroad. It 
sounds so exciting, so exotic. When we 
were young, we believed that travel would, 
literally and figuratively, broaden our hori- 
zons. It was something that would change 
us, but it was also a great adventure. Most of us are 
still entranced with the idea of travel, and interna- 
tional exchange of ideas and compassion are now 
more important than ever. Many of the articles in this 
issue of the Magazine are about people who hove 
been deeply touched by their experiences abroad. 

In a way, our education at Mary Baldwin was de- 
signed to change each of us in the same way as travel 
does. For those of us who grew up for away from the 
Shenandoah Valley, the landscape and small-town 
atmosphere were in themselves somewhat foreign. 
But, more than that, it was the solid liberal arts curric- 
ulum that expanded our ways of thinking, our con- 
sciousness of the world beyond the here and now. 
That greater understanding leads to a fuller life and 
better citizenship. Of course, the other component of 
our education at Mary Baldwin was preparation for 
the future. Travel that leads to a greater understand- 
ing of our rapidly changing world is increasingly 
important as a part of the education of our current 
and future leaders. Although the "Junior Year 
Abroad" no longer exists as many of us knew it at 
Mary Baldwin, the students there now are offered an 
incredibly wide range of opportunities for travel and 
study abroad (see p. 44). 

I am proud of the opportunities for internctionc 
exchange that our Alma Mater offers its students, lot 
also proud that our students and alumnae continue t 
regard themselves as citizens of the world. 

I grew up traveling. Travel has always been 
friend. I will go anywhere on this globe. We have 
limited amount of time in our lives, and so much t 
see, so many people to meet. I have always take 
whatever opportunities I was given to go someplac 
new, or to revisit a place I have not seen for a whilf 

The Alumnae Association offers us marvelous of 
portunities for travel as well. Our tours for this yec 
will already be filled by the time this reaches you, bi 
you can look forward to joining your peers on a tot 
in 1 990. Tentative plans include a trip through Eastet 
Europe on the Danube, a rail and sea adventure i 
Alaska, a tour of Europe's romantic rivers and castk 
that will include a performance of the Oberarr 
mergau Passion Play, and an exploration of Egyi 
and the Nile. 

A common bond stretches across the miles and th 
oceans, connecting all of us in an international con 
munity of those whose lives have been touched t 
Mary Baldwin College. Please stay in touch. We lev 
to hear from you! 

All best wishes, ! 



Dotty Travis '56 has developed her interior design business into one of the 
most respected firms in Atlanta. She operates a thriving showroom at the 
Atlanta Decorative Arts Center and an antique shop specializing in French 
and Continental antiques. This article by Barbara Domir, herself an interior 
designer and freelance writer, appeared in Southern Homes magazine and is 
reprinted with permission. 


JL Dotty Travis 

Dotty Travis wears many hats, each of which 
complements the other. Her motto might be, "If 
something needs doing, get it done!" This dy- 
namic woman developed an interior design busi- 
ness into one of the most respected firms in the 
city, operates a thriving 

showroom at the Atlanta 

Decorative Arts Center 
(ADAC) offering lines of 
fabrics and furnishings 
never before available in 
Atlanta, and most re- 
cently, opened an antique 
shop specializing in 
French and Continental 

Travis says: "I knew I 
wanted to be a designer 
since I was a little girl. I had 
a cousin in Macon who 
was a designer and who 
had great taste. I loved go- 
ing to her house. I also 
made my own play- 
houses." Her pianist 
mother tried to encourage 
an interest in music but 
Travis rebelled. "I hated it 
and managed to skip half 
the lessons. Instead, I begged to be allowed to 
take a Saturday program for teenagers in paint- 
ing." Luckily, her mother relented, and after 
high school, Travis promptly left Macon for 

Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia, 
where she took a two-year course in interior 

With only four students in the program, it was 
an intensive one-on-one educational experience 
which Travis credits with 
not only teaching her de- 
sign fundamentals, but 
opening her eyes to under- 
standing the relationship 
between proper propor- 
tion and good design. Fur- 
ther broadening her 
experience, Travis went on 
to major in education at the 
University of North Caro- 
lina, taking "every art his- 
tory course I could find. It 
was here that I became in- 
terested in French furni- 
ture and became a 
dedicated Francophile." 

In the 1950s Travis 
moved to Atlanta, mar- 
ried, had four daughters, 
and began to apprentice 
under her designer cousin, 
Emtelle Clisby, doing the 
legwork for Atlanta 
clients. "I learned so much about design from 
her, but I also discovered how little choice in 
fabrics and furnishings was available in Atlanta. 
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Profile — from page 19 

Everyone's house looked the same. There were 
only four fabric and wallpaper sources and 
maybe three or four antique shops. It was frus- 
trating. " 

After starting her own firm in 1960, Travis 
started hitching rides when her husband went to 
New York City on business. There she scoured 
the New York design center to find unique items 
her clients couldn't find in the South. "Atlanta 
was so sleepy in those days," she says. "I knew 1 
wanted my clients to have things we couldn't 
find here. I was intrigued with acrylic furniture, 
and dhurrie rugs, both such a departure from 
traditional chintz and Oriental rugs, and I was 
determined to bring them to Atlanta." 

Seeing no other way of getting them here, 
Travis and a partner opened a showroom for 
designers at ADAC with her own line of acrylic 
furniture, geometric-design dhurries, hand- 
painted pillows, antiques and fresh new lines of 
contemporary fabrics. She admits acceptance at 
first was slow. "Some designers laughed at 'Tra- 
vis' see-through furniture', but gradually they 
began to see how these classic sculptural pieces 
could blend with a traditional look. An acrylic- 
pedestal dining table with a glass top won't cover 
up the design of a beautiful Aubusson rug." 

Travis was the impetus behind the first "De- 
sign ADAC" in 1978, the southeastern market 
for designers, an annual event that now draws 
designers from all over the world. She talked 
New York designers, including Billy Baldwin, 
Arthur Smith and nine other world-recognized 
designers into becoming involved in organizing 
the event, which culminated in a black-tie occa- 
sion at the High Museum, with each designer 
creating a vignette using a museum art piece. "I 
spent nine months working on it, but it was 
worth it in terms of making people realize there 
could be a big market here." 

Never one to let a blade of grass grow under 
her feet, two years ago Travis bought a building 
on Kings Circle, near ADAC, to house her design 
business and the antique shop. She travels to 
France to buy every three or four months and 
chooses only carefully authenticated pieces of 
eighteenth- and nineteenth-century furniture. 
Says Travis, "Tm proud and confident of the 
quality of our pieces. Every piece is gone over 
inch by inch by French expert Jean Pierre Dubose 

before we bring it in." Such prizes are under- 
standably rare. Notes Travis, "I think we're at 
the last gasp in finding eighteenth-century furni- 
ture of the highest caliber. I think the best buys 
today are early nineteenth-century pieces that 
were made by the last of the master craftsmen, 
faithful copies of the originals." 

Formal pieces of Directoire, Regency, Empire 
and Biedermeier are seeing a surge in popularity, 
especially among young, well-traveled people, 
observes Travis. "People today are so much 
more exposed to good things. Their eye is more 
sophisticated, and I think that's wonderful. It 
makes it easier for me to relate to what they need. 
They don't need to be persuaded or educated." 

"Many years ago," she adds, "I brought an 
Empire cabinet home and took it to be repaired. 
The cabinetman said it was the ugliest piece of 
furniture he'd ever seen. It just wasn't typical for 
Atlanta's taste at that time." 

Travis is a firm believer in eclecticism, "not just 
mixing things up, but putting fine quality pieces 
together in the right proportion. Proportion is 
the number one consideration, followed by the 
quality of the piece, and third, if you love it and 
want to look at it the rest of your life, it will work 
with everything else you've got." 

When working with design clients, Travis be- 
gins with an initial consultation at no charge "sc 
we get to know each other. That's very importani 
because we'll be working closely together." She 
assigns one assistant to each job to do the leg 
and paperwork, but Travis personally approve; 
every paint chip or fabric sample. "Every client i; 
different. I try to figure out what the client's styh 
is, what the client really wants. Some knov 
exactly, and they know I'm in the market even 
day and know all the sources. On the othe 
hand, if someone needs a lot of personal atten 
tion, we give it." 

Travis admits that having three bustling busi 
nesses is sometimes exhausting, but "workinj 
on all sides of the industry gives me an excitin; 
and stimulating viewpoint I wouldn't have ha( 
otherwise. I wouldn't trade any of my jobs. The; 
keep me on my roller skates." 

More of the same for the future? "It's never th 
same," enthuses Travis. "So maybe I'll hav 
more of 'never the same.' I'm always searchin; 
for something else." 

— In/ Barbara Domi 



No More 

^Tr anglais, '' 

S'll Wous Plait! 

Margaret Richie Villette '69 majored in French at Mary Baldwin and spent 
her junior year abroad. What follows are excerpts from three delightful 
letters Margaret sent recently to Mary Baldwin. The first, dated December 
1988, accompanied her donation to the Annual Fund. It was so entertaining 
that it prompted us to ask for an update: We wanted to know more about 
Margaret and her life after Mary Baldwin. 

And so, she answered us with a second and then a third letter, equally 
engaging, that describe her Life in France. What makes Margaret's letters so 
charming and appealing is the "normalness" of her life: she talks about her 
children's summer camps, their lessons, the braces on their teeth, and about 
her husband's playing golf on Saturday. She shares her grief over the loss of 
her parents and her joy at the birth of a son last November. She sends her 
news to old, dear friends. 



81 Route de Saint Nom 
78620 L'Etang la VDle 

Christmas 1988 

As 1988 draws to a close, we think of all oior blessings and give thanks for all of them. The loss of 
my mother and father in 1987 left me at the end of last year with little or no courage to write my annual 
Christmas letter. 

^ But, for 1988, our joys and blessings are all the greater by sharing them 
with you. Our fourth child, a son, Edouard John David, was born on 
November 17th at 2:45 a.m. — 3 kilos 260 grams. And here we all are, the 
six of us, to send you our warmest and most Joyful Christmas greetings! 
To catch up on all of us — Charles, our first born, will be ten in 
June. How time has flown by — faster I think than maybe the first ten 
years after I left Mary Baldwin. Charlie is in fourth grade, and he seems 
to have the "Midas touch" for top grades. He is interested in everything 
at school, spends extra time after school and asks loads of questions. He 
is delighted to have a younger brother; his artistic sense of balance has 
been comforted — now there are two boys and two girls. I must say that 
he was often rather overpowered by his two sisters! Charhe goes to Cub 
Scouts once or twice a month for his English-speaking activity; on 
Wednesdays he goes to catechism, tennis, art class and swimming. 
Wednesday, by the way, is the day French children are out of school. 
EmUy will be nine in September. She is in third grade and 
has a very strict teacher this year; consequently, she is finding the 
French educational system rather hard to cope with. EmUy is, and so 
am I! But — we let off steam with dance class, swimmiing, English Mini 
School (where she is learning to read and write in English), and Brownies. She swims like a fish, rtms like 
a gazelle and can argue or charm the pants off anyone depending on which method works the best! 

Ehsabeth will be seven in September and loves playing "dolls" with Edouard. She is in first grade 
and is learning to read and write in French. I hope next year she will be able to attend an English Mini 
School, so that she can transfer her French reading and writing skills into English. For the time being we 
are working on the French. She, of course, continues to speak English with her siblings and with us. Our 
Wednesday activities for Elisabeth are religious awakening, "Club de Joie," dance class and swimming; on 
SatiiTday afternoons she goes to the children's choir and once or twice a month to Brownies (her only 
English-speaking extracurricular activity). 

Philippe's Job goes well — lots of work and traveling up until mid-October of this year. Since then 
he has been stajrtng close to home until Edouard was born. His offices moved this summer from the north 
of Paris ( 1 Va hours commuting each way per day — ugh! ) to the western suburbs of Paris (twenty minutes 
each way per day — yeah!), so he is much less tired than before. He has started plajring golf on Saturday 
mornings and really enjoys it very much. 

Last April he com.bined a business trip to the Far East with stopovers in Honolulu and in 
Philadelphia and so ended up making a trip around the world! He Joined me and my brother, David, and his 
wife, Dail, for the 175th Anniversary Dinner of Friends Hospital, where my father was president of the 
Board of Directors for 25 years. The hospital gave the first Russell W. Richie Award in memory of my 
father, so neither David nor I could miss that event! 

It was a delightful time to see old friends of my parents, to be back in Philadelphia, and to spend 
time with David and Dail and their children. 

We all join together to wish one and all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

March 3, 1989 

Thajik: you for your letter of February 17tli, wliioli I found when we got back from a week's skiing 
in the French Alps. 1 would be charmed to update my Christmas letter! 

Of my twenty years out of Mary Baldwin, I have spent almost fifteen of them with Philippe. I was 
working at IWSEAD (European Institute of Business Administration) in Fontainebleau near Paris as 
coordinator of their Executive Development Programs. PhUippe was there doing his MBA. I had been 
working there for four years before I met him. Philippe had worked with Volkswagen in Germany for four 
years before INSEAD; after that he worked for Renault; and then he had his own company, which he later 
sold. Now he is working for Labinal Purflux — still in the automobile industry. 

After IlfSEAD, I taught English as a foreign language for seven years. Then I worked with 
Philippe in his company as export manager. 

PhUippe and I started speaking French together — he insisting that I not speak "Franglais," which 
had been very easy to do at INSEAD, where everyone spoke at least two of the three official languages of 
the school — French, English, and So, at first we worked on eliminating the Franglais from my 
otherwise perfectly fluent French. 

When our first child was born, Enghsh came straight from my heart. In French they say "la 
langue maternelle" (mother tongue), and Charles' mother's tongue was naturally Enghsh and not French. 
So, I spoke to him all the time in English. 

My mother-in-law was not at all siu'e she liked that idea, so when I stayed with her for about two 
or three weeks after Charhe was born, I got into the habit of speaking to him in English and then trans- 
lating what I had just said into French, so that my mother-in-law would not get the feeling that I was 
saying things to my son that I didn't want her to understand. I was also on maternity leave from my 
teaching job, so to speak Enghsh and help my child to be bilingual became a sort of "at home" project. "With 
our French friends I would speak French, and as soon as I spoke directly to Charlie, and then shortly 
afterwards with Emily and Elisabeth, it was in Enghsh. Philippe speaks French, of course, and Enghsh as 
well as German and Spanish; we agreed when Charhe was just learning to speak that we woiild speak 
EngUsh with him at home and every time we were speaking directly to him. The bUinguallsm of our three 
older children is in good part thanks to my husband's sacrificing speaking French with his children. 

So much for my "one little note" — 

^OjujlJ^ ^o^<^ ouhMa^ ^t^ .£(/tiL yiA.a^LL> ■ J^i^^yKj^^i^^ 

AprU 7, 1989 

As promised, here is the rest of the update of my Christmas letter. Unless I can get a roll of film 
developed before Tuesday of next week, the only photograph I have of all six of us together is the one that 
accompanied the Christmas letter. 

With the arrival of Edouard, I have become a "Woman of Leisure." When I am not ferrying the 
children to and from school, dance classes, tennis lessons. Brownies, Cubs, the orthodontist, speech 
therapist, pediatrician, birthday parties, etc., I do have time to go to a patchwork class once a week, a 
flower decorating class once a month, host a Brownie meeting, teach swimming on Wednesdays with the 
children, and take part in the local Welcome Committee of the town where we live. I also have a weekly 
English class with seven students, and soon I'll be participating in a linguistic exchange group organized 
by the Welcome Committee as a forerunner and/or preparation for 1992, when the European Common 
Market will drop all 'Tjarrlers" between the member coimtries. 

Philippe is the world traveler in our family for the moment, but we have decided to initiate 
Edouard to the joys of transatlantic travel this coming May when we come to the twentieth reimion! The 
three older children will stay with friends while we come to see familiar faces. 

I look forward to returning to Mary Baldwin and to being able to show my husband where I went 
to college. I sincerely hope that when our children are college age, they will have the opportunity and the 
desire to do all or most of their college studies in the United States at places like Majry Baldwin. 

With best regards to all. 

Homecoming & 
Commencement '89 



When the Homecoming Committee of the Alumnae 
Board first realized that Homecoming and Com- 
mencement would fall on Memorial Day weekend 
this year, they decided to use the extra time to test an 
idea that has intrigued them for some time. The con- 
cept of an alumnae college — a series of activities and 
seminars that focus on a topic of general interest — 
recommended itself to the Board as a way of allowing 
alumnae to come together and indulge the love of 
learning that is fostered in Mary Baldwin's liberal- 
arts program. 

Therefore, the Homecoming Committee, chaired 
by Martha McMullen Aasen '57, and the Continuing 
Education Committee, chaired by Emily Dethloff Ryan 
'63, joined forces last fall to put together a host of 
activities that focused on and took advantage of the 
natural, historical and cultural resources of the Shen- 
andoah Valley, and drew upon the talents of the Mary 
Baldwin faculty, staff and alumnae. 

Their planning came to fruition this spring, on May 
26 through 29. Among the offerings included in the 
traditional part of Homecoming Weekend (Friday 
and Saturday), there were three seminars and two 
arts workshops. 

Dr. Patricia Menk, professor emerita and MBC's 
historian-in-residence, spoke on "Four Virginia 
Presidents and Their Homes." Bob Lofleur, professor 
of history, conducted a seminar, "Our Fields Run With 
Blood," that focused on how the Civil War affected 
the Commonwealth of Virginia. Dr. John F. Mehner, 
professor emeritus of biology, delighted everyone 
with his "Afieldwith the Birds of Augusta County." Dr. 
Mehner also led an early morning bird walk to see 
migratory birds. 

On Saturday afternoon, two concurrent arts work- 
shops were offered — one on creative writing led by 
Dean of the College James Lott and Professor of 
English Joseph Garrison, and the other on the func- 
tional pottery of the Shenandoah Valley by Jim 
Hanger, a local potter of national renown, and 

Thomas R. Cobe, a friend of the College and a col- 
lector of pottery. 

The really different port of the weekend, however, 
started after commencement on Sunday. Participants 
could choose between two field trips that afternoon. 
The first, led by Bob Lofleur, visited local Civil War 
sites; the other introduced visitors to Staunton's new- 
est historical site, the Museum of American Frontier 

On Sunday evening, a wonderful program of folk 
music was hosted by Professor Emeritus Dr. Fletcher 
Collins. Performing music of the Southern Appala- 
chians were Dr. James Harrington, director of the 
Adult Degree Program; Custer LoRue '74; Jennie Lee 
'75; and Rick Seyford, instructor in theatre. 

On Monday, participants in a half-day field trip led 
by Dr. Bonnie Hohn, professor of biology, visited 
Viette's Nurseries to learn about selection of plants 
and garden design. Those who could spend the entire 
day went on a "Jefferson Tour" that visited Mon- 
ticello and the University of Virginia. 

The groundwork has now been laid for on alumnae 
college program. Next year, look for a series of 
interesting programs throughout the year in addition 
to another richly diverse Homecoming Weekend. 

Opposite Page: Mixon M. 
Darracott, local physician 
and bagpiper, leads the 
Homecoming parade. 

Top Left: Joe Garrison 
(left), professor of 
English, and Jim Lott, 
dean of the College, who 
is seated next to Dr. 
Garrison, direct the 
creative writing 
workshop during 
Homecoming's Alumnae 
College activities. 

Top Right: Tom Cabe, 
pottery collector, 
discusses functional 
pottery of the 
Shenandoah Valley 
during an arts workshop. 

Bottom Right: 
Participants in the 
Baldwin Fun Run get off 
to a fast start during 
Saturday's early morning 

Alumnae Association 

Awards 1989 


Each year, Mary Baldwin's Alumnae Association 
recognizes graduates who have brought honor and 
distinction to the College and to all its alumnae 
through their personal accomplishments and dedica- 
tion to the values for which Mary Baldwin stands. At 
this year's Homecoming, the Alumnae Association 
bestowed four awards: the Emily Wirsing Kelly Lead- 
ership Award, the Emily Smith Medallion, and the 
Service to Community and Career Achievement 

The Emily Wirsing Kelly Leadership Award was 
established in 1986 by the Alumnae Association and 
the Class of 1963. It is given in memory of Emily 
Wirsing Kelly '63 and honors alumnae who have 
demonstrated outstanding service and excellence in 
leadership on behalf of the College. This year's re- 
cipient is Linda Dolly Hammock '62, on active and 
enthusiastic supporter of the College who has served 
as President of the Alumnae Association, as a class 
fund representative. She currently serves on the Ad- 
visory Board of Visitors. 

Linda, who lives in Fairfax, Virginia, is a Business TV 
Associate for the American Red Cross and is a member 
of the Greater Washington Society for Association 
Executives. A leader in her community, she has served 
on the Board of Directors of Theatre Wagon since 
1975 and has been active in the Ministry of Sharing 
and Caring at the Church of the Good Shepherd. 

The Emily Smith Medallion is on award established 
by the Board of Trus- 

LUMNAE Referral 
Visitation Day 

"Provide-A-Ride '89" 

Saturday, September 16 

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

This one-day event is designed for alum- 
nae to bring a prospective student to campus to 
learn more about MBC. Mark the date and plan 
to join us for a day full of activities! 

tees to commemorate 
the service of distin- 
guished alumna Emily 
Smith of Staunton. The 
medallion is awarded 
to alumnae who have 
made outstanding 
contributions to their 
communities, churches, 
the College, and the 
Commonwealth of Vir- 
ginia, if they are Vir- 
ginians. This year the 
award was presented 
to Dorothy Beals York 
'53. Dorothy, who lives 
in Johnson City, Ten- 
nessee, has been an 
active and enthusiastic 
MBC volunteer: she 

served four years on the Parents' Council, was presi- 
dent of the MBC Parents' Association, and has repre- 
sented the College's admissions office at college 
fairs for high school students. Dorothy is a social 
psychologist and is heavily involved with the 40C 
residents of Appalachian Christian Village, a retire- 
ment community in her area. She has served the Firsi 
Christian Church of Johnson City as a Sunday Schoo 
teacher and as an advisor to the junior high youtf 

The Service to Community Award was establishec 
in 1986 and honors alumnae who have providec 
distinguished and outstanding volunteer service tc 
their communities. This year two alumnae receivec 
the award: Nancy Rawls Watson '49 of Franklin 
Virginia, and Cecile Cage Wave!! '45, of Corpu; 
Christi, Texas. 

Nancy Watson has been on ardent supporter o 
education in her community for many years. A formei 
teacher, she was the first woman appointed to thf 
School Board in Franklin and has served two terms or 
that board. In addition, as the first woman elected tc 
Franklin's City Council, she has been instrumental ir 
the progress her community has mode in law enforcel 
ment, fire protection, and economic development. 1 

Cecile Wovell is vice choirof the Advisory Board o 
the Corpus Christi Public Library System and serve; 
on the Board of Directors of the Del Mar Coiiegi 
Foundation. She was also the first director of Pai 
American of Corpus Christi, an organization whici 
promotes fellowship and understanding betweei 
women of the Americas. Mrs. Wovell has been ai 
active volunteer for her children's schools. Currently 
she gives book reviews throughout Texas to organi 
zations that support non-profit agencies. 

The Career Achievement Award, established ii 
1 988 by the Board of Directors of the Alumnae Asso 
ciotion, honors an alumna whose professional ac 
complishments demonstrate the value of a liberal art 
education and who thereby serves as a role model fo 
current students. This year's award was given to ac 
tress Karen Brommer Austin '72. Among her man 
credits are "Laura Lansing Slept Here" with Kather 
ine Hepburn; "Summer Rental"; "Jagged Edge" 
"Celebrity"; "Night Court" and guest appearance 
on "St. Elsewhere," and "L.A. Law." In 1986 sh 
received the Best Performance Award from the Lc 
Angeles Drama Critics Circle for her performance i 
the play Nu/s. 

Association to Sell 
Alumnae's Products 

The Alumnae Association Board of Directors 
has voted to include products manufactured or 
distributed by alumnae in its Mary Baldwin 
Sampler (formerly the Virginia Sampler), re- 
gardless of place of origin. The Finance Commit- 
tee of the Board therefore invites alumnae to 
submit proposals for products to be offered 
through the Sampler in fall of 1990. 

The Mary Baldwin Sampler will offer for mail 
order a variety of fine gift products, including 
the Mary Baldwin captain's chairs, Eglomise 
mirrors, and needlework kits as well as some 
Virginia food products. Proposals should be 
mailed to: 

Ms. Joanne Reich 
740 Fletcher Street 
Cedartown, GA 30125 

For more information, call Joanne Reich '88 at 
404/748-1500 (days). 

- Fall Leadership — 

Thursday October 5-Sunday, October 8 

Meetings of: 

The Alumnae Association 

Board of Directors 

(Thursday Evening — Saturday afternoon) 

The Parents Council (Friday) 

The Advisory Board of Visitors (Saturday) 

The Editorial Advisory Board (Thursday) 

Workshops for: 

Chapter Leaders 

Admissions Representatives 

Class Fund Representatives 

Class Reunion Planning Committees 

(All workshops held on Saturday) 

Sunday chapel and brunch 
optional for all participants 

Mark your calendar now! 

Memorial Fund Established 

A memorial fund has been established at the 
College for Mary Kathleen Shuford '83 of 
Charlotte, North Carolina. Mary, her 
grandmother, and a numberof other passengers died 
tragically in a plane crash in Peru. Mary was an active 
alumna, serving first in the Nev^ York chapter, and 
later as chairman of the Charlotte chapter and her 
five-year reunion. In addition, she had just accepted a 
nomination to the Alumna Board. Donations to the 
memorial fund may be sent to the College Develop- 
ment Office. 

Fund to Honor 
Gordon Page 

Alumnae of the Mary Baldwin College choir and 
friends of Gordon Page, professor emeritus of music, 
are engaged in a "grass-roots" effort to establish a 
fund in his name. Each year Professor Page recruits 
the choir for a performance at Homecoming, and with 
his wife, Mopsy Poole Page, '48, he remains active in 
the College community. Gifts to the fund may be sent 
to the College Development Office or to Shelley Wil- 
gus Murray '73, 4001 Llewellyn Lane, Chesterfield, 
VA 23832. 



Director Leaves 

Carroll Oliver Roach '84 left the Office of Alumnae 
Activities in June in order to move to Chicago with her 
husband. Jay. Carroll, who joined the MBC staff in 
1987, was the first full-time Chapter Development 
Director in the Alumnae Office. 

During the nearly two years she has worked with 
alumnae at the local level, the number of chapters 
and local groups that organize events for their fellow 
alumnae have grown by over300%. Also, the number 
of actual chapter events has more than doubled. 

Carroll made many friends as she has travelled 
across the country in support of the College and over 
forty alumnae chapters. She will be greatly missed. 


Eight new members-at- 
large and two officers were 
elected to the Alumnae Asso- 
ciation Board of Directors 
at the Association's annual 
meeting on May 28. The new 
members-at-large represent 
six states and eight classes. 

Mallory Lewis Copeland 
'88, of Norfolk, VA is Re- 
search Associate with For- 
ward Hampton Roads at the 
Hampton Roads Chamber of 
Commerce. She has been ac- 
tive in alumnae activities in 
the Tidewater region. Mal- 
lory served on the Alumnae 
Board as a student represen- 
tative, and it was largely 
due to her efforts that her 
senior class' participation in 
the Alumnae Association's 
Senior Dinner and Home- 
coming was so great and so 

Diane Hillyer Copley '68 of 
Middletown Springs, VT, is 
the owner and operator of 
The Herb Patch, Ltd. A strong 

supporter of education for women, she has partici- 
pated in the New York and Westchester Alumnae 
Chapters. In addition, she has been active with the 
Junior League, Great Books, and PTA. 

Kim Oberly Baker Glenn '79, of Alexandria, Vir- 
ginia, is a realtor with the firm WJD Associates, Inc., 
and is a member of the National Association of 
Realtors. As a member of the Junior Friends of the 
Alexandria Community "Y," Kim was chair of adver- 
tising for the Christmas Walk brochure in 1 985, coor- 
dinated the Business Committee in 1986, and was 
chair for permits in 1988. As a member of the 
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, she served in the Altar 
Guild, teaches Sunday School, and chaired the com- 
mittee for the Shrinemont Retreat. Kim has served as 
co-chair of the Washington, D.C. /Northern Virginia 
Chapter for four years and is currently a connector for 
the area. 

Alice Burch Hansberger '73, of Richmond, VA, is a 
senior systems analyst for Virginia Power. Previously 
she was employed as a medical technologist at the 
Medical College of Virginia. Alice is a member 
of the Data Processing Management Association and 
the American Association of Clinical Pathologists. 
She has served on the Program Committee of the 
Friends of Art of the Virginia Museum, volunteered 







for the Special Care Nurser 
at MCV, and was a membe 
of the Placement Committe 
of the Junior League of Ricf 
mond. She belongs to the Fin 
Presbyterian Church, wher 
she is a member of the Diore 
note and is a youth group ac 
visor. She has chaired tw 
class reunions and worke 
Mary Baldwin's booth at th 
Bizarre Bazaar. 

Alice Wilson Matlock '4', 
of Boca Raton, Florida, he 
worked as a family counseic 
both in Cincinnati and at th 
Care Unit of Coral Spring; 
she is now retired. A membe 
of the D.A.R., she spent man 
years as a Junior League vo 
unteer and officer. She ha 
served as a deacon of th 
Seventh Presbyterian Churcl 
has registered voters for th 
Republican Party and ho 
been a board member of th 
Speech and Hearing Cente 
Alice was an admissions vo 
unteer in Cincinnati and 
very active in organizing the Palm Beach Coun- 
Alumnae Chapter. 

Sally Heltzel Pearsall '62, of Mobile, Alabama, is 
pre-school music teacher at Westminster Presb;: 
terian. An avid supporter of both her church and civ 
organizations, she has served as president of tf 
Mobile Jaycettes; as 1988-1989 president of th 
Mobile Theatre Guild Board; as a member of tf 
Mobile Opera Guild, for whom she also has edited 
newsletter for three years; and as a volunteer f( 
public radio. She is a member of Government Stre 
Presbyterian Church, and has been active in mar 
roles: as deacon, elder, adult choir and handbe 
choir member, and junior choir director, as well as 
volunteer in the Meals for Street People program ar 
as a Meals on Wheels driver. Sally sings in the Mobi 
Opera Chorus and has performed a few small role 
In local theatre, she has done almost everything, fro 
acting and singing to cleaning the theatre and takir 
phone reservations. She served as the 25th reuni( 
chair for her class and in 1972 was awarded tl 
Alumnae Association's top award, the Emily Smi 
Medallion. Sally is also active in the Mobile Alumnc 

Ruth Galey Welliver '38, of Columbia, Missouri, i 
active in the Calvary Episcopal Morning Guild andi 


reasurer of that organization. She has served as an 
jfficerat both the local and state levels of the Interna- 
ioncl Order of King's Daughters and Sons. She and 
ler husband, Missouri State Supreme Court Judge 
Vorren Dee Welliver, have three grown children. 

Elizabeth Blanchard Wilgus '48 of Rocky Mount, 
slC, is the director of the library at North Carolina 
Vesleyan College. A member of the Children's 
lAuseum Board and an elder of the First Presbyterian 
Ihurch, she has also served on the Telephone Crisis 
lommittee, and the North Carolina Library Associ- 
ation Intellectual Freedom Committee. Liz has served 
]sthe presidentof the hlospital Volunteers, as moder- 
ator of the Presbytery of Albemarle and as interim 
:hairman of the North Carolina Community College 
\dvisory Board. She has served Mary Baldwin as 
;hoir of her 35th reunion and has been active in 
admissions recruitment. Her daughter, Shelley 
A/ilgus Murray, is a 1 973 graduate of Mary Baldwin. 

In addition, Ethel Smeak '53, who was to have 
etired from the board this summer, will serve another 
arm as member-at-large. A professor of English and 
he division coordinator for the humanities, Ethel also 
serves as Marshal of the College and has long been 
active in myriad ways on behalf of the College. She 
ics been appointed to serve this second term to fill the 
position left vacant when Mary Shuford '83, who was 
have joined the board this summer, died tragically 
n on airplane crash in Peru (see page 27). 

Newly elected officers of the Association are Marie 
A/estbrook Bream '82 and Valerie Lund Mitchell '74. 

Marie Westbrook Bream '82 of Charlottesville, VA, 
3 graduate of the Adult Degree Program, will con- 
linue as vice-president for admissions. She has 
served in that capacity for the post two years while 
filling an unexpired term of office. Marie is pursuing a 
Ph.D. in higher education at the University of Virginia 
and has given papers recently at conferences at 
Harvard University and in the Soviet Union. 

Valerie Lund Mitchell '74 of Dallas, TX, will serve as 
vice president for chapter development. Valerie is an 
attorney with Jenkins and Gilchrist in Dallas and is 
interested in antiques. She has been active in the 
Dallas Alumnae Chapter, serving as chair and 

In addition, Elizabeth Baldwin Simons '74 has been 
appointed chair of the Nominating Committee. Liz 
served as co-chair of her 15th reunion this year and 
has been an active member of the Board for five 
years, serving on Chapter Development, Admissions, 
and Nominating Committees. She is assistant to the 
ipresidentof ABC Lithographic, a subsidiary of Ameri- 
can Blueprinting Company in Alexandria, VA. 

Retiring Alumnae Board 

Members Commended at 

Spring Leadership Conference 

Retiring members of the Alumnae Association Board of Directors 
gathered for a photo on April 1 after their final Board meeting on 
campus. During that meeting. Association President Anita Thee 
Graham '50 commended them for their invaluable service to their 
fellow alumnae and to their alma mater. Retiring members present 
were (seated): Lindsay Ryland Gouldthorpe '73 and Jenanne York 
Montgomery '87; (standing): Susan McGown Sisler '82, Martha 
Masters Ingles '69, Ethel Smeak '53 (reappointed after the photograph 
was made). Collier Andress '91 , Susan Jones Hendricks '78, and Jean 
Baum Mair '40. Ethel Smeak was appointed to serve another term 
after the photograph was made, and so will not retire after all. 

Other retiring Board members who were unavailable when this 
photograph was taken are Rachel Reed '89, senior class representa- 
tive, and Tia Tilman, '90, junior class representative. 



All alumnae of Mary Baldwin College are invited to submit 
nominations for the Alumnae Association Board of Directors, 
as well as for tfie Association's top awards. Submissions will be 
considered by tfie Nominating Committee of the Alumnae 
Board this fall. The new class of Board members-at-large will 
begin their terms of office in July 1990, and awards will be 
presented in t^ay 1 990. 

Alumnae Association 

Board of Directors 

Nominee Considerations 

The Alumnae Association Board of Directors rep- 
resents the 10,000+ alumnae of Mary Baldwin Col- 
lege on a notional basis and provides leadership to 
the College and the alumnae body. Members of the 
Alumnae Board have distinguished themselves in 
their personal lives, careers, and in service to the 
College. They are responsible for promoting the Col- 
lege on an on-going basis and for guiding the Alum- 
nae Association in its projects, policies, and financial 

Membership: Members-at-large serve a three- 
year term; officers serve a two-year term per office 
following a term as a member-at-large; each mem- 
ber-at-large will work on a committee of the Board. 
Meetings: Attendance at biannual business meet- 
ings is required for all members; committee meetings 
are held as called by the president or committee 

Community Representation: All Board mem- 
bers continually strive to represent the missions, pro- 
grams, and activities of the College and the Alumnae 
Association in their communities; all Board members 
are strongly encouraged to be active in MBC alum- 
nae functions and programs in their communities; all 
Board members are urged to serve as an information 
resource in their communities for promotion of the 

College Support: All Board members are ex- 
pected to support the College financially through 
participation in the Annual Fund and other cam- 
paigns to the best of their ability. 

Nomination Criteria for 
Alumnae Awards 

Emily Smith Medallion 

Mary Baldwin alumnae have performed outstand- 
ing service in many areas of American life. Some 
have received public acclaim; others who hove 
served just as fully have not been recognized. The 
Board of Trustees, believing that all such alumnae 
should be recognized in a tangible way, established 
the Emily Smith Medallion Award, named for Emil) 
Pancake Smith of Staunton, Virginia, herself a distin- 
guished alumna. 

The Emily Smith Medallion each year honors or 
alumna who has mode outstanding contributions tc 
her community, church, the College, and the Com- 
monwealth, if she is a Virginian. 

Emily Wirsing Kelly Leadership Award 

This award was established in 1986 by the Alumnae 
Association and the Class of 1 963 in memory of Emil) 
Wirsing Kelly '63, a distinguished leader for Mar) 
Baldwin, her community, and family. 

This award will honor those alumnae who have 
demonstrated outstanding service and excellence ir 
leadership on behalf of Mary Baldwin College. 

Career Achievement Award 

Outstanding career performance demonstrates th( 
value of liberal arts education and serves as ci 
inspiration for our current students. This award wo 
established in 1986 by the Alumnae Association tc 
honor alumnae who have brought distinction to them 
selves and Mary Baldwin College through their cc 
rear or professions. 

Service to Church Award 

This award, established in 1986 by the Alumnci 
Association, recognizes the close and important re 
lationship that has existed between Mary Baldwi' 
College and the Presbyterian Church since the Col 
lege's founding. The Service to Church Award honor 
those alumnae who have provided distinguished ser 
vice to their churches and spiritual communities. | 

Service to Community Award ' 

Established in 1 986, the Community Service Awar 
honors those alumnae of Mary Baldwin College wh 
have provided distinguished and outstanding volur 
teer service to their communities, and who hav 
brought honor to their Alma Mater through the 

The recipients of all these awards shall be nom 
noted by Mary Baldwin alumnae. No more than tw 
awards in each category will be given each year, wit 
the exception of the Emily Smith Medallion, for whic 
there is no such restriction. 


Alumnae Association Board of Directors 
Membership Nomination Form 

Name: _ 




Business Address, if applicable: 

Phone Number: 


Community Activities: 

Special Accomplishments, Awards, Honors: 

Present or past work with the Alumnae Association: 

(Continued on Reverse Side) 

Nomination For Alumnae Awards 

In recognition of distinguished service and accomplishments, I would like to nominate the 

following alumna to receive the: (check one) 

Emily Smith Medallion Career Achievement Award 
Rmily Kelly Leadership Award Service to Church Award 

Service to Community Award 

Name: Class- 

Maiden Name- 



Artivities and Arhipvempnts- 

State: Zip- 

Honors Received: 


nued on Reverse Side) 


Alumnae Association Board of Directors 
Membership Nomination 


Family: Husband's name and occuparion: 

Children's names 

and special 


if applirahlp- 

I believe that she 

would bring 

the foUowin 

g strengths to the All 

imnap Board- 

'inhmittpH hy 



Daytimp Phone; 

Send nominations to: The Nominating Committee, Office of Alumnae Activities, Mary Baldwin College, 
Staunton, Virginia 24401 by September 1, 1989. 

Nomination For Alumnae Awards 


I believe she is worthy of this prestigious award because: 

(Attach additional information if needed) 

Submitted by: Date: 


Daytime Phone: 

Send nominations to: The Nominating Committee, Office of Alumnae Activities, Mary Baldwin College, 
Staunton, Virginia 24401 by September 1, 1989. 



Jo Avet7 Crowder '65 hosted an Adopt-A-High- 
:hool meeting in February with Katharine Lichten- 
3rg, director of alumnae admissions, at the Chero- 
36 Town Club. 

The next evening, the chapter hosted a cocktail 
arty at the Atlanta Flower Show. Chapter members 
id the executive committees of the Board of Trus- 
es. Advisory Board of Visitors, and Alumnae Asso- 
ation Board of Directors attended. The event was 
sId in conjunction with the winter executive commit- 
e meetings of the groups. 

Dr. Patricia Menk was the featured speaker at the 
tlantc Alumnae Chapter's spring luncheon. She 
)oke on "Writing the History of Mary Baldwin Col- 
ge." Also attending was Crista R. Cobe, executive 
rector of alumnae activities. 
Sally Di Hard Hauptfuhrer'74 will be the chair of the 
hopter for the coming year, and Gail McLennan 
ing '69 will serve as co-chair. 

Augusta, Georgia 

Augusta alumnae, parents, current students and 
'ospective students got together for a tea at the 
Dme of Dr. and Mrs. Harold Reagan, parents of 
□tie '89, during Katie's spring break. 


In April, Austin alumnae and parents hosted a re- 
uiting party at the home of Paul and Judy Hickey, 
arents of Julie '89. 


In February, the Birmingham Alumnae Chapter 
3sted a training session/steering committee meeting 
ith Carroll Oliver Roach '84, director of chapter 
evelopment, at the home of chair Ann Dial Mc- 
lillon '63. 


Earlier this year, the Charlotte Alumnae Chapter 
sponsored a CENTs program (Career Exploration 
Networking Trips) and hosted a training session with 
Carroll Oliver Roach '84. Attending the CENTs pro- 
gram were several seniors. Crista R. Cabe, and John 
Haire, director of the Rosemorie Sena Center for 
Career and Life Planning. Mary K. Shuford '83, who 
was killed in a plane crash a month later, organized 
the program. Lynne Tuggle Gilliland '80 hosted a 
cocktail party honoring the student participants. The 
next day the students interviewed with local alumnae 
and business people. 


The Charlottesville Alumnae Chapter hosted a 
steering committee meeting and training session with 
Carroll Oliver Roach '84 at the home of Anne North 
Howard '75. At that time they planned a picnic for 
May at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Josephthal, 
parents of Laura Josephthal '83. Attending the picnic 
from the College were Eric Staley, executive director 
of development and college relations, and Carroll 
Oliver Roach '84. Laura Josephthal is the new chair of 
the chapter. 


The Chicago Alumnae Chapter met with Carroll 
Oliver Roach '84 for a steering committee meeting in 
April. At that time they tentatively planned to partici- 
pate in a Virginia Schools party during the summer. 
Nan Overton Mahone '78 is heading up this group 
and Jody Baker Hoffman '69 is serving on the Virginia 
Schools Committee. 



New Orleans 

The Columbia Alumnae Chapter, with other Vir- 
ginia Schools, participated in Commonwealth Day in 
late April and hosted a dinner with President Cynthia 
H. Tyson in May. Ellen Moss Westfall '67, chair, coor- 
dinated both events. 


The Dallas Alumnae Chapter met with Carroll 
Oliver Roach '84 and Maureen Kelley, director of 
major gifts, at a steering committee meeting at the 
home of Valerie Lund Mitchell '74. They also hosted a 
recruiting party at the home of Mary Ellen Killinger 
Durham '66 for prospective students. Sally Simons '80 
is the chair of this group and will continue to lead the 
chapter in the coming year. 


The Houston Alumnae Chapter hosted two recruit- 
ing events this spring at the homes of Emily Dethloff 
Ryan '63 and Anita Chandler Reese '65. In addition to 
those activities, they also met with Carroll Oliver 
Roach '84 to conduct a training session and plan next 
year's events. Victoria Gunn Simons '76 is the chair of 
the chapter. 

Blair Lambert V\/ehrmann '64, chair, coordinated c 
training session with Carroll Oliver Roach '84 in Feb- 
ruary. In April, the Chapter hosted a luncheon foi 
guidance counselors with John T. Rice, vice presiden 
of institutional advancement, and Katherine McMul 
len Lichtenberg and a cocktail party at the home o 
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon A. Saussy. Macon Clemen 
Riddle '63 and Linda Hinrichs Christovich '77 helpec 
coordinate these events. 

New York 

The New York Alumnae Chapter hosted a CENTS 
trip for current seniors in February. At that time c 
cocktail party was held in honor of the students at the 
office of Helena Richard Frost '64, with interviews 
with alumnae and friends of the college scheduled foi 
the next day. R. Eric Staley and Carroll Oliver Roacf 
'84 attended from the college. During this program c 
resume workshop was held with Pauli Overdorff '7C 
and Judy Galloway-Totaro '69. Carroll also met witl- 
the chapter's steering committee to plan next year'; 
events. The chapter also has been adding to the decoi 
of the New York Room in the Alumnae House. Item; 
recently added are brass headboards, a flower ar 
rangement, and a print for the wall. Betsy Bogg; 
Freud '76 coordinates the room decoration. Carolyr 
Smith '86 and Sarah Griffin '86 are co-chairs of the 


The Jacksonville Alumnae Chapter met with Carroll 
Oliver Roach '84 for a training and planning meeting 
at the home of Jackie Triglia O'Hare '84. They 
planned a potluck dinner for the summer. 


In February, the Mobile Alumnae Chapter held a 
steering committee training meeting with Carroll 
Oliver Roach '84 at the home of Belinda Norden '84. 
In April they hosted a luncheon for guidance counsel- 
ors with Elaine Liles, executive director of admissions 
and Janie Garrison, assistant director of admissions. 

Betsy Boggs Freud '76, Katie McGee '86, Sarah Griffin '86 
Diane Herron '89 and Karen Ann Sisko '87 take a break ii 
conversation to pose for a picture during the New Yori 
Alumnae Chapter CENTs party. 


Northern Virginia 

The Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter hosted a 
:ocktail party at the Laura Ashley Shop in Alexandria 
jnd held a training session with Carroll Oliver Roach 
84 and Katherine Lichtenberg. 

The chapter is also participating in a Virginia 
jchools "Party in the Park." Jerry Fulton Mink '75 is 
he coordinator of the Party in the Park. Jane Blair '86 
:nd Laura Harwell '88 are chairing the chapter. 


Ralphetto Aker '88 and Lisa Corr '86 met with 
larroll Oliver Roach '84 for a training session in 
<^arch to start organizing a chapter. In April, Lisa and 
ialphetto hosted a dutch treat dinner to organize the 
:hapter formally. Lisa and Ralphetto organized the 

Palm Beach 

In March, the Palm Beach Alumnae Chapter met 
vith Carroll Oliver Roach '84 for a steering commit- 
ee meeting at the home of Alice V^'ilson Matlock '47. 
'hey also met for lunch in April to begin planning fall 


Dr. Mary Echols, professor of art, talked about 
'Women and Art" at a faculty speakers' reception 
ponsored in January by the chapter. The Richmond 
Mumnae Chapter also held a recruiting party at the 
lome of Beverly Estes Botes '64 with Jane Kornegay 
83, associate director of admissions, and Katherine 
vAcM. Lichtenberg. They also met with Carroll Oliver 
Jooch '84 for a training session. R. J. Landin Loderick 
86 and Liz Saunders Northom '79 are chairing the 


in February, the Roanoke Alumnae Chapter held a 
acuity speakers' event at the Shenandoah Club with 
3r. Virginia Francisco. Her topic was "MBC, Then 
and Now." Crista R. Cabe attended. Cyndi Phillips 
rietcher '82 is the chair of the chapter. 


Savannah alumnae met with Crista R. Cabe and Dr. 
Patricia Menk in April for a faculty speakers' lunch- 
eon. Pat spoke on "V\/riting the History of MBC." 
Mary Meade Atkinson Sipple '78 organized this 

Shelbyville, Tennessee 

A. Jane Townes '69 coordinated a dinner for area 
applicants and parents with Becky Gibbs '88, assis- 
tant director of admissions, on March 29, 1989. 


The Staunton/West Augusta Alumnae Chapter 
hosted a parents' reception at the Alumnae House on 
February 5 with Katherine Lichtenberg and staff from 
the Office of Admissions. Katherine Holt Dozier '40, 
Katherine Kivlighon Carter '44, and Anne Wiley 
Bernard '50 organized this event in conjunction with 
the Winter Overnight (a program through which pro- 
spective students visit the campus). 


In January, the Tidewater Alumnae Chapter held a 
training session with Carroll Oliver Roach '84 and 
Melissa Wimbish Ferrell '71 , a member of the Alum- 
nae Board Chapter Development Committee, at the 
home of Eloise Clyde Chandler '77. 

In March, the steering committee met with Carroll 
Oliver Roach '84 and Katherine Lichtenberg at the 
home of Susan Mitchell Bell '84, In April, on applicant 
party was hosted by Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Jordan, 
parents of A. Talbott Jordan '72, with Janie Garrison, 
assistant director of admissions. 

Triad Area- 


In February, the Triad Alumnae Chapter, serving 
the Greensboro/High-Point/Winston-Salem region, 
held a luncheon in historic Salem with Crista R. Cabe. 
Langhorne McCarthy Stinnette '80 organized this 

Washington D.C./ 
Suburban Maryland 

The Washington D.C. /Suburban Maryland Alum- 
nae Chapter held o steering committee meeting at the 
home of Virginia (Levy) Smith '86 with Crista R. Cabe 
in March. 

In May, they held a cocktail party with Dr. James 
Lott, dean of the college, and Carroll Oliver Roach 
'84. Anne King '80 and Donna Coson Smith '86 or- 
ganized the event. 



SON Bane and her hus- 
band, Gene, celebrated 
their 50th wedding anni- 
versary last June. They 
spent it at Montana Lake 
and revisited Niagara 
Foils. Their oldest son. Dr. 
E. M. Bane, Jr., lives in 
Salem, VA, with his family. 
Their daughter, Betty 
Stanley of Roanoke, has 
two daughters and a son. 


Helms' husband died on 
November 16, 1988. 



has one grandson, Stuart 
Arey III, who is stationed 
with the Peace Corps in 
Gabon. His sister is com- 
pleting her junior year of 
college in Lancaster, Eng- 
land. She is a student at St. 
Olaf in Minnesota. An- 
other granddaughter lives 
with her husband in Khar- 
toum, Sudan. Evelyn's 
eighth grandchild was 
married in February. She 
is looking forward to her 
60th class reunion in 1 990. 
Nixon vacationed last 
fall in London. She has 13 
grandchildren and eight 


ter, died January 14, 1988, 
after a long illness. 

enjoys living in Meadow 
Lakes retirement com- 
munity. She has three 
children end six grand- 

son and her husband 
traveled to Russia, Japan, 
China, and Indonesia lost 
year and will take six more 
trips this year. A month in 
Spain is next on their travel 


Shepherd's husband 
died on October 24, 1988. 


Meyer and her husband 
celebrated their 50th wed- 
ding anniversary last June. 
A beautiful party was 
given by their children and 
lives in West Palm Beach 
and spends her summers 
in Highlands, NC. Her 
husband died September 
23, 1987. Her sons and 
their families live in 



Norris' husband, Ches- 

more Rick's grandson, 
Lee Strasburger, born on 
Mordi Gras, celebrated 
his first birthday in the 
proper manner by going 

to New Orleans on Mardi 
Gras this year. His parents 
went to one of the balls. 


Kendig now lives at 
Westminster Canterbury, 
Virginia Episcopal School 
Road, Lynchburg, VA 




keeps busy with needle 
work, her two wonderful 
grandchildren, and local 
musical events. 
Hudgins had an enjoy- 
able vacation in Florida, 
where she spent two de- 
lightful days with o friend 
in Jupiter. 

regrets being unable to 
attend her 50th reunion, 
but was on a trip in Russia 
at the time. She stays busy 
with skiing and golf and 
was elected to the session 
of her Presbyterian church 
in 1988. 

Caskey enjoyed her trip; 
to Australia and Nev 
Zealand with a group o 
active and retired U.S 
Navy women. At home 
she is involved with churcf 
activities as well as othei 
volunteer work. She servei 
on the Board of Manage 
ment of the local Armec 
Services and YMCA. 
win is working at Churcf 
of the Beatitudes in Phoe 
nix, AZ, where she and he 
husband live. Lost Oc 
tober they traveled tc 
Egypt. They have three 


Kirkman is grateful tha 
all of her family istogethei 
in southern Florida. He' 
daughter Lynn stays bus; 
with civic activities and he 
two sons, ages 8 and 13 
Eleanor's son. Brent, re 
ceived his Ph.D. in bio 
chemistry and molecule 
biology at the University o; 

Barbara Johnson von Reis '37 stopped by Mary Boldv 
say hello" on her way from Michigan to Charlottesville on 
other points of interest in Virginia and West Virginia. 




Villard and her husband 
ve in Wilmington, NC. 
\er oldest son is a student 
1 the Adult Degree Pro- 
ram at MBC. 
knthony and her hus- 
land are retired. They live 
ix months out of the year 
m Cape Cod and spend 
ie rest of the year near 
Charleston, SC. 
iupple left Roanoke and 
noved back to Staunton, 


louston writes that she 
injoys good health, two 
wonderful sons, and four 


Andrews and her hus- 
)and. Bill, spent a won- 
Jerful week last June in 
Sweden visiting two ex- 
;hange students and their 
amilies. While attending 
:lasses at Oxford, they 
ook numerous side trips 
]nd ended with a week in 
-ondon. They said it was a 
vonderfu! trip they would 
lot soon forget. 
3ILLIAM Lewis and her 
lusband, Stan, are very in- 
'olved with the Women's 
ind Men's World Curling 


ter spends her time vol- 
Jnteering her skills as a 
lower designer for Tawes 
Ijcrden Gift Shop and 
'or the Naval Academy 
-hapel altar flowers. She 
s keeping busy and is 

ives in San Antonio, TX. 

Linscotfs husband. Dr. 
Everett W. Linscott, who 
retired a year ago from 
teaching English, died of 
cancer last January. 
GY) GASTON Garrett 
works for her husband's 
surgical practice. 

KNOWLES Hamilton 
lives in Staunton, VA. Her 
daughter, Ann Lewis Ha- 
milton, is a story editor of 
the Emmy-winning ABC- 
TV show "Thirty Some- 

ney and her husband, 
Curtis, worked as part of a 
dental team at an outreoch 
clinic in Newport and Ja- 
maica from the mercy 
ship, "Anastasis." 
RIS Huff enjoys being re- 
tired. She visited TIP 
SUMMERS Hale in 
March. She writes that 
she sees CELIA LACY 
Whallen and LYNN 
SMITH Barron of times. 


son and her husband are 
both at home enjoying 
their three grandchildren 
and a new daughter-in- 
law. Betsy's husband had 
a thoracic disc-removal 
operation in November. 
One of their sons, Kent, 
works in Statesville, North 
Carolina as the director of 
Christian education for the 
First Associate Reformed 
Presbyterian Church. 
Kimrey has recovered 
from hip surgery. She and 
her husband, Sam, live at 
2216 Cliffside Drive, Son- 
ford, NC. 

Windham, HAM MID- 
DLETON Waldrop, 
Kreger, DOT HILL 
Jefferies and PAT 
row met this May at 
Opryland Hotel foro Hill- 
top crowd reunion. They 

had one in Virginia Beach, 
Virginia after their 40th 
class reuion. Mary writes 
that the Hilltop crowd will 
WIN Sanders and PAM 


Craighill and her hus- 
band have retired to a 
country home near Lex- 
ington, VA. They have 
three married sons and 
two grandsons. 
remarried and is now Mrs. 
James L. Trinkle. Her new 
address is 2151 Broad- 
way, S.W., #24, Roanoke, 
VA, 24014. 

ston Belton lives in Mel- 
bourne, FL. Last August, 
she and some of her class- 
mates met in Nogs Head, 
NC, for mini-reunion. 
ried Mr. R.W. Shifflett, Jr., 
and lives at her some 

Avent lives in James- 
town, NC. Her husband 
retired from the ministry 
but will continue to work 
parttime on the staff of 
First Presbyterian Church, 
in Greensboro, N.C. 
LIB USHER Laffitte has 
four grandchildren. Her 
daughter, LIZ LAFFITTE 
Malinornski '81, and 
son-in-law are both bank- 
ers for different institutions 
in Coral Gables, FL. 


Wade's daughter, 
Suzanne '81, is attending 
law school at George 
Mason University in Ar- 
lington, VA. 


Johnson married J.R.L. 
Johnson Jr. on September 
9, 1986. Her daughter, 
Laura Neill, graduated 
from the University of the 
South last May and now 

lives in Washington. Her 
son, Brian, lives in Vicks- 
burg, MS, with his family. 


Brown works in the 
Refugee Resettlement in 
the Presbytery of Char- 
lotte. Her oldest daughter, 
Lee Ann, is working at 
St. Mark's Poetry Project 
in New York City. Her 
youngest, Beth, is a junior 
at the School of the Art In- 
stitute of Chicago. 
WELL Ross is a second 
year Master of Divinity 
student at Episcopal Di- 
vinity School in Cam- 
bridge, MA. Her youngest 
daughter is a senior at 
Denison University. 



Lewis is enjoying retire- 
ment. Her son Cooper 
graduated from the Uni- 
versity of Mississippi Med- 
ical Center lost May and 
is director of physical 
therapy at South Ponolo 

is living in Savannah, GA. 
lives and works in Atlanta. 
She operates a very suc- 
cessful showroom at 
the Atlanta Decorative 
Arts Center and recently 
opened an antique shop 
specializing in French and 
continental antiques, (see 
article on page 00.) 


Mitchell and her hus- 
band live in a 90-year-old 
farmhouse with a 2 and V2 
acre apple orchard in Se- 
bastopol, CA. 
STAD Lucas' daughter, 
Paige, is a graduate of Vir- 
ginia Tech with degrees in 
forestry and psychology. 
She is in Nepal on a two- 
year assignment with the 
Peace Corps. 


Miller has three married 
sons, six grandchildren, 
and another one on the 
way. Her fifteen-year-old 
daughter keeps her busy, 
but she still finds time to 



cher's granddaughter, 
Amanda Crews Warring- 
ton, celebrated her first 
birthday on January 10, 



husband passed away on 
December 9, 1988, after 
a long illness. Her first 
grandchild was born last 


iel keeps occupied with 
gardening and the plan- 
tation at Brandon. Her 
daughters, Lesley and 
Leanne, attend college at 

ZOLARA Chapman 
lives at 235 Taylor Avenue 
inSalem,VA, 24153. 



lives in Amityville, NY, and 
works for News Day. 
Collins married Brandon 
Collins last summer in 
Staunton. They live in 
Montclair, NJ. She works 
as a costume designer in 
NYC and both keep busy 
renovating their Victorian 


JO WHITTLE Thornton 

enjoyed a visit with LYNN 

'62 last January when she 
went with her husband to 
Birmingham for a meeting. 


will be certified to teach 
Latin and classical studies 
in the fall. 

grandson, Matthew Hays 
Thompson, was born 
January 22, 1989, to her 
daughter, Susan Thomp- 
son. Her youngest daugh- 
ter, Mary, entered law 
school this summer. 
Allister is involved in the 
schools and community of 
northern Virginia where 
she and her husband live. 
He is busy with low prac- 
tice and she plans to visit 
her sister in England this 
summer. Their oldest son 
is a junior in high school 
and the youngest is in the 
sixth grade. 


wards has moved to 693 
Old Hunt V/ay, Herndon, 
VA, 22070. Her husband, 
George, is an independ- 
ent contractor, providing 
technical translation ser- 
vices, from Russian to 
English. She is director of 
the Area Agency on Aging 
for The Loudoun County 
Government. Their boys, 
1 1 and 1 4, play select and 
freshman basketball. 


Hamp and her husband 
publish a weekly paper, 
not magazine, as was 
reported earlier. 
SWOPE Kennedy and 
her husband, Patrick, are 
Foreign Service Officers 
assigned to Washington, 

Satterfield is a member 
of the MBC Parents Coun- 
cil and her daughter, Polly, 
loves being an MBC fresh- 
man. Her younger daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth, 13, is active 
in junior high activities. 

Her husband, Bill, is 
National Director for the 
Independent Insurance 
Agents of America. 
WELL is still teaching 
English at St. Johns in 
Houston. Her husband, 
Martin, is an Episcopal 
priest and works for the 
Metropolitan Y.M.C.A. 
Her daughter, Whitney, is 
a senior at the North 
Carolina School of the 
Arts in Winston-Salem, 


CARTER Holden's 

father, George R. Carter, 
died February 27, 1989. 
Palmer lives in Nashville, 
TN. She is the parent of 
two teenagers and calls it 
is director of bibi io- 
graphic records services 
at the University of Vir- 
ginia Library. 
graduated from the Ring- 
ling School of Art and 
Design in Sarasota, FL, 
this May with a degree in 


Wooldridge was elected 
to the vestry of St. Mor- 
tins-in-the-Field Episcopal 
Church. She is explor- 
ing possible vocational 

lives in Roswell, GA. She 
looks forward to involve- 
ment with the Atlanta 

moved to 282 Rue du 
Noyer, bte 17, 1040 Brus- 
sels, Belgium. 
MARTY PATTEN lives in 
Newport News, VA, with 
her husband, Donald. 


LIAN Solberg is an ad- 
ministrative officer of 
the Deschutes Notional 

Forest. Her husbanc 
Terry, is forest supervise 
of the Ochoco Nationc 

Owen has been bus) 
she gave birth to twi 
sons, Zachary Thomo 
and Benjamin Wilkin: 
changed jobs, and er 
rolled in graduate schoo 


Birkhead works in i 
sporting goods store, ei 
joys P.T.A. work and ols 
plays tennis. Her tw 
daughters, Alison an 
Laurie, stay active wi 
basketball and socce 
Husband Geoff is bu; 
with law practice. 
married H. Scott Cannc 
on May 23, 1987. The 
family includes Scotti 
sons Ian, 1 1, Nicky, 9. 
baby is due this June. Thf 
live 20 miles from Ne 
York City in Purchase, N 
She works as a full-tin 
investment manager | 
Lord, Abbett and Cort 
pony. I 

BOTHAM enjoys wor; 
ing in the family busine] 
and is preparing to mo' 
to a new Higginbothari 
built townhouse. i 


Bruce is a math teacher 
the Chesapeake Acoden 
in Irvington and recent 
became head of the Upp 
School. She and her hu 
bond are chairing the a 
nual Rappahannock Riv 
Waterfowl Show. 
JULIE COFF Allen liv 
in Little Rock, AR. 
MANS Moses lives 
Little Rock, AR, but trove 
a lot doing research f 
movie sets. 

her U.S. Army husbar 
live in Oslo, Norway, wi 
their four children. The 
ages ore 9, 8, 7, and 
They hope to return to V 
ginio in July. 

38 r^ 

lunsaker enjoyed her 

!cent visit with JANN 
lALONE Steele 72 in 

5s Angeles, although it 
lowed during their visit! 
ON Williams is a re- 

ource counselor in 
rioucester, VA. She and 
sr husband, Don, have 
I/O children, James, 9, 
nd Megan, 4. 



Dallas as director of 
)od and beverage at 
2xas Stadium of the Dal- 
is Cowboys. This is her 
;cond year as president 
f the Children's Arts and 
leas Foundation. 


lANE WHITE Fechtel 

nd her family moved to 
Dndon in February. Her 
usband, Tom, was asked 
) open o new treasury op- 
ration for the Coca-Cola 
ompany. They plan to 
;ase their home in Atlanta 
nd hope to return in three 

>ray and her family live 
n Orange, CA. Her 
aughter, Julianna, is 9; 
on Alden is 6, and a 
econd son was born in 
ipril. Her husband. Jay, is 
;aching, and she has be- 
un working on her MBA. 


)tte is living in Dallas, 
X. She saw many MBC 
lends at MARTHA DA- 

'IS' 74 wedding in Roo- 
oke on December 3, 



'as resigned, after seven 
ears, as curator of the 
ynchburg Museum. 
lero and her husband, 
Manuel, who is a dentist, 
jre building a new home 
nd office. They have 
firee daughters: Maria, 6; 
|3ura, 4; and Rebecca, 3. 

rence and her husband 
live in New York City. Her 
husband is midway 
through his studies at 
the General Theological 
Seminary in NYC. Their 
boys, Stratton, 7, and 
Newman, 5, ore "growing 
like weeds." She stays 
busy with work. Cub 
Scouts, Grace Church 
school activities and free- 
lance calligraphy jobs. 
Classmates are encour- 
aged to look them up if 
traveling through NYC. 
Akelman is senior vice 
president of National 
Westminister Bank and 
lives in Rhode Island. 



ney vacationed with 
Gavigan 77, MARTHA 
LYNCH Smith 77, DE- 
BBIE WOLF Shea 77, 
Schlaeppi '77 last 

Daughtridge is expect- 
ing her first baby. 
has moved to 210 West 
SOthStreet, NewYork, NY. 
Smith graduated from 
Washington and Lee 
School of Law in May of 
1988. Her daughter, Eliza- 
beth Keele Smith, was 
born on November 1, 


Hogg's grandson, Wil- 
liam Hogg Wells, was 
born October 4, 1988. 
Bedkeand her family live 
at 158 Fox Hollow Way, 
Manchester, NH, 63104. 
Greenbaum enjoys be- 
ing a "Mom" to Virginia, 
4, and Scott, 1 . She is also 
delighted to be working 
part time as the Children's 
Christian Education Coor- 

dinator at her church, St. 
Paul's Ivy. 

O'Mara teaches art at 
the Darlington school in 
Rome, GA. She recently 
acted in a Pizza Hut 

Phoenix lives at 925 Holt 
Drive in Raleigh, NC, 
27608. Her twins turned 
four in January. Her hus- 
band, Stuart, works with 
Fails Management Insti- 
tute as a sales consultant 
in mergers and acquisi- 
tions. Patricio works in ad- 

Smith was recently ap- 
pointed to the position of 
trust officer at the Riggs 
Notional Bonk of Virginia 
in McLean, VA. 


Winchester has a new 

daughter named Elizabeth 
Ann, born November 25, 
1988. Her daughter, Jen- 
nifer, is six years old and 
attends Cincinnati Country 
Day School. 

and her husband, Mark, 
have a son. Reed, who is 
18 months old. Mark is a 
vice president with Pru- 
dential-Bache Securities. 
LISA J. ROWLEY is a first 
year law student at the 
University of Oregon. 
moved to Hila, HI, from St. 
Louis, MO. She passed the 
architect licensing exams 
last October and works 
with Oda/McCorty Ar- 

BUCK works with the Su- 
preme Court of Virginia as 
o magistrate for the 25th 
Judicial District, assigned 
to Augusta County. 
is a full time mother. She 
and her husband, Joy, An- 
drew, 7, and Liz, 4, live in 
Jacksonville, FL. Jay 
works for CSX Transpor- 


semi-retired and recently 
moved back to Staunton, 
VA. Her new home is at 
423 Peach Street, 24401. 
land is vice president and 
manager of the technical 
services department in the 
cosh management divi- 
sion at the First National 
Bonk in Charlotte, NC. She 
and her husband. Bill, en- 
joy working with the junior 
high youth group at First 
Presbyterian. Lynn is ac- 
tive in Junior League and 
loves her involvement with 


Parsons is the new di- 
rector of alumni at Ferrum 
College in Virginia. Her 
new address is P.O. Box 
212, Ferrum, VA 24088. 
borne of Waynesboro, 
Vo, is breaking the ste- 
reotype of women writers 
by writing horror stories, 
one of which was recently 
published in the collection 
Vi/omen of Darkness. 
AMY TRACY Ingles is a 
housewife and mother of a 
newborn in Gloucester, 
VA. Her husband is a law- 
yer with the firm Martin, 
Hicks, and Ingles. 
JUDY S. Friar, her hus 
bond. Will, and their four- 
year-old daughter have 
moved to Portland, OR. 
Her husband is project 
manager for Atlantic 
Richfield and she is bock 
at school working on her 
masters degree. 
vies works in D.C. as a 
senior account executive 
for a Washington-based 
computer corporation. 
RANDIE READ is single 
and teaches fourth grade. 
and her husband hove a 
son. Chip, who is 5, and a 
daughter, Coleman, 15 



Little and her husband, 
Jeff, have returned to the 

Trinity Episcopal School 
for Ministry in Ambridge, 
Pennsylvania after serving 
in Peru as missionaries. 
Their son, Benjamin Win- 
throp Little, was born 
January 25, 1989. They 
also hove a daughter 
named Jessica. 
LIZ LAFITTE Malinori- 
ski and her husband ore 
both bankers and work for 
different firms in Coral 
Gables, FL. 

tending law school at 
George Mason University. 
Quilter is busy with her 
17 month-old-daughter, 

has moved to Kennedy- 
ville, MD. Her address is 
P.O. Box 114, Kentmore 
Park, Kennedyville, MD, 

Weiss is married and 
working full time in Hobo- 
ken, NJ. 

Bream recently attended 
a comparative education 
conference in the Soviet 

O'DONNELL is busy as 
the assistant public de- 
fender for the City of Rich- 
mond and member of the 
Board of Directors for the 
city's prison visitation 
project. She works with the 
Advisory Board and the 
Virginia Health Center. 
HENLEY Miller has 
been involved with family 
and community work since 
her 1 982 marriage to 
Senator Nathan H. Miller. 
They restored a 1920's 
home and live in Bridge- 
water, VA. They have three 
children, Nathan Huff 
Miller II, 5, Andrew Gar- 
land Henley Miller, 3, and 
Amanda Lucretio Miller, 4 
months. As president of 
the Junior Woman's Club, 
she was instrumental in 
opening the Home for 
Battered Women and Chil- 
dren, in Harrisonburg. 
Church moved in Janu- 
ary to 102 Gail Rood, De- 
von, PA. 


Thompson is enjoying 
married life! 

McManus lives at 12 
Derby Drive, Fredericks- 
burg, VA, 22405. 
ORA E.SMITH owns and 

manages her two-year- 
old gift shop on Hilton 
Heod Island. She volun- 
teers and in her free time 
plays tennis and works out 
on Nautilus equipment. 
GER is working on a 
breast cancer research 
project at the University of 
Texas Health Science 
Center at San Antonio. 
gadas became a partner 
in January with House and 
Davidson of Richmond. 



DEN is excited about see- 
ing classmates and the 
campus changes during 
the reunion weekend. 
SON is a physician at 
Georgetown University 
Hospital in Washington, 

Bell, her husband and 
baby son live at 258 Ma- 
tilda Street, Memphis, TN, 

lives at 20971 Calle 
Celeste, El Toro, CA, 

Miller teaches second 
grade in Lexington and is 
working on her masters 
degree at UVA in Charlot- 

BONNIE HAUFE lives at 
601 Richmond Rd., Wil- 
liamsburg, VA, 23185. 


Cook lives in Alexandria, 
VA, with her husband, 
Brian and is a financial 
consultant for Shearson 
Lehman Hutton in Wash- 
ington, D.C. She and Brian 
were married last Septem- 

ber aboard the Cherry 
Blossom river boat on the 
Potomac. ABBY BAS- 
SETT '85 and SARAH 

DALY '85 were brides- 

celebrated her third year 
as an underwriter for Fed- 
eral Home Loan Mort- 
gage Corporation. 
was selected Social Work 
Master's Student of the 
Year by the University of 
Tennessee and the Ten- 
nessee Social Worker's 

works for the Research In- 
stitute on Urban School- 
ing, volunteers for the 
Junior League of Houston 
and St. John the Divine. 
She is looking forward to 
visiting the Shenandoah 
Valley for a family reunion 
at Farmington. 
twell loves teaching kin- 
dergarten. Her husband, 
Evan, is in capital markets 
at Texas Commerce Bank. 
They enjoyed their trip to 
the For East last summer. 
teaches fifth grade in Vir- 
ginia Beach, VA, and will 
marry Lt. Christopher Gish 
in November. 



gan work as production 
manager for Helena Frost 
Associates, Ltd. in April. 
The company, owned by 
Helena Richard Frost '64, 
publishes children's text- 

MCGEE lives at 2611 
Ei senhauer Rd ., San 
Antonio, TX. 

LIAMS is enjoying the 
weather in Florida but 
plans to move to Ports- 
mouth, NH, in June to go 
back to school for her 

ELL is a teaching assistant 
at St. Alcuin Montessori 
School in Dallas. 
was awarded the Certifi- 
cate in General Insurance 

by the Insurance Institute 
of America. 

MILLER works foi 
McMillen Incorporated, c 
leading interior desigr 
firm in New York. 
thriving after a year witf 
Rhodes Furniture. She is ir 
the process of starting c 
new alumae chapter ir 
central Florida. 



works in Lexington, VA, a 
a graphic designer fo 
the publications office c 
Washington and Lee Uni, 
versity. She is engaged f 
be married. 

ALD visited with LISA C 
DRESSLER '88 at he 
home in Kingston, Wash 
ington. Together the 
hiked on the Olympi 
Peninsula and along th 
straits of Juan De Fuca. 
Jr., a former ADP studen 
has a new address; 21| 
Second Avenue, Marline' 
ton, WV, 24954. I 

moved to 2920 Straus 
Terrace, Silver SpringJ 
MD, 20904. 

TON BARNES now live 
in Augusta, GA, at 100 
Monte Sana, 30904. 



plans to continue grodJ 
ate school as well as wor 
after completing her sti 
dies at the University c' 
Madrid in Spain. 
HORSFORD lives of 
255-49 149th Rood, Rosf 
dale, NY, 11422. 
in the development on' 
business office at th 
United Methodist Childre 
and Family Services, i 
Cedartown, GA. She 
considering pursing 
combined master's d< 
gree in divinity and bus 
ness administration fro 


mory University in 

ALE Sprinkle '80 and 

=r husband live at 392 
ens Way in San Jose, CA, 

rIBBS works in Mary 
aldwin's Office of Ad- 
issions as an assistant 
rector of admissions. 
evelopment coordinator 

for the Cystic Fibrosis 
Foundation in Bethesdo, 

LEN still lives in Atlanta, 
but has moved to 99 
Peochtree Memorial 

WELL will be attending 
the University of North 
Carolina at Chapel Hill in 
the fall to obtain her mas- 
ters degree in English. 


riNFREE HUGHES Segal '70 and Joe a daughter, Emily 
laire, April 1, 1988. 

ARYN GOVE Long '72 and Lewis a son, Lewis Clark IV, 
ugust 17, 1988. 

ALLY ANN JACOBY McMillen 73 and Tom a dough 
!r, Catherine Linton, March 6, 1988. 

USAN HAMNER Daoust '75 and Greg a daughter, 
lallieGannon, July 8, 1988. 

VALERIE SUTTON Payne '76 and Keith a daughter, 
Margaret Talmage, on November 13, 1988. 

tARY CLARK McBurney '77 and Eugene a daughter, 
'Margaret May, May 5, 1988. 

4ARY CELINE lUSI Bedke '78 and Forrest a boy, Forrest 
ichard, Jr., March 15, 1989. 

AURA WILSON '80 and Patrick a daughter, June 3, 1 988. 

on, David Philpott, May 6, 1988. 

.EIGH COFFEY Greer '81 and David a daughter, 
lizobeth Kitchin, born May 11, 1988. 

YNN BURRIS Brooke '82 and Robert twin daughters, 
Caroline Young and Elizabeth Huntley. 

ANNETTE LEHNERTZ Smith 83 and Wallace a son, 
Aodison Morgan, February 28, 1989. 

:OURTNEY BARNES Blankenship 83 and John a 
oughter. Marietta Courtney, March 2, 1989. 

ISA KATHRYN GAVAZZI-Johnson 84 and Ted a 

laughter, Kothryn Elizabeth, June 6, 1988. 

|>AWN TUSING Burris '85 and Ron a son, Jonathan Ryan 
iurris, October 6, 1988. 

*ENISE JACOB Politano '87 and Thomas a girl. Anno 
Aorie, January 15, 1989. 

Seniors enjoying the dinner hosted by the Alumnae Association in their honor included 
Susan McClonohan, Cory Jones, Sharon Akel, Carmen Vought, Beo Quintavalli, and 
Caroline Seibold. 


LINDA SUSAN WALTON '75 to Morgan Mogee Wyn- 
koop, Jr., July 1989. 

ELIZABETH ANN SMITH '79 to David Hunt Bartram, 
January 21, 1989. 


ANN BELTON FILIPOWICZ 82 to Richard P Blotner, 
February 4, 1989. 

McKaughn III, June 17, 1989. 

ROBIN ANN REXINGER '83 to Richard Andrew May- 
berry, July, 1989. 


Kenny DeHonty, May 20, 1989. 

CANDLE DOLLARHITE '86 to Richard Meodors, May 6, 

Reordon, April, 1989. 


LUCY WINDER Lamb '09, November, 1988. 
MARY MCFADEN Caldwell '10, November, 1988. 
LUCILLE HALL Shanklin 14, December 20, 1988 
CHARLOTTE JOHNSON Elliott 17, January 5, 1989 
LOUISE BAKER Wright 19, June 24, 1988 
IVA BAUGHER Summers 20, January 3, 1989. 
GLORIA JONES Atkinson 33, March, 1989 
LUCILLE KLINGAMAN Ritter 35, February 1, 1989 
BETTY ROBERTS Berteleson '48, February, 1989. 
ELIZABETH HARWOOD Copland 51, April 5, 1989 
LORRAINE WELLER Dolby 51, April 17, 1989 
AMELIA DUNKLE Libby 60, November, 1988 
ANNE CURTIS ALLISON Moore 60, July 2, 1988 
SALLY HAGY Morriss '64, October, 1988. 
MARY KATHLEEN SHUFORD 83, March 10, 1989 
JOAN DELANEY Grant '86, November 24, 1988. 






A Seriousness 
of Approach 

For the second year in a row, work by Jai 
Olsson, professor of art at Mary Baldwin, ha 
been exhibited in France. Ms. Olsson' s painting 
"Paradox," which was painted in April and Ma 
of 1988, was selected for exhibition in the 44tl 
annual Salon de Mai, an international exhibitio: 
of contemporary painting and sculpture, whic 
opened March 11, 1989, at the Grand Palais 
Paris, France. 

Jan's reputation and acceptance in interns 
tional art circles have not been overnight occui 
rences, but follow periods of intense work an^ 
study in France. Her selection for the Salon d 
Mai followed three periods of residency i 
France, the last spent in 1987-1988 during a leav 
of absence from Mary Baldwin. During that time 
Jan lived and worked in Cite Internationale de 
Arts, an international residence and studio spac 
for visual and performing artists and supporte 
herself as a portrait artist and as a teacher c 
English for the Institut des Langues Appliquees 

By the time she returned to the States i 
December of 1988, her work had been noticec 
Her paintings had appeared in two expositior 
at the Cite Internationale des Arts and in th 
Salon de Montrouge, an international exhibitio 
of contemporary paintings at the Centre Cultun 
de Montrouge, and she had rated a review i 
OPUS International by art historian and critic 
Gerald Gassiot-Talabot. 

This winter, when she returned to her sti 
dents at Mary Baldwin, Jan brought them, i 
always, news of the art scene in France, compa 
ing it to what's happening in American art. SI 
said, however, "It is difficult for me to defir 


Red and White Diptych 
(White Head) 1988 Oil on 
linen 130 x 97 cm. 

iw the time I've spent in France has affected my 
I ching. Since it affects me on all levels, it must 
like a difference. 

In the OPUS International review, Gassiot- 
jlabot described the evolution of Jan's work he 
id witnessed during her time in France. He 
jscribed its energy and sobriety and evidence 
|a "seriousness of approach." He said, "It is in 
!r eyes the indispensable proof of a necessity to 

t is, perhaps, Jan Olsson's seriousness of ap- 
Dach to her own painting that may be the best 
son for her students at Mary Baldwin: "1 be- 
ve," she said, "that what is most important is 
it my students are able to see the commitment 
it is required and the sacrifies that have to be 
ide to spend time abroad, away from family 
d friends. They are able to see the tremendous 
'estment of personal time and energy." 
n addition to exhibitions in France, Jan's work 
s appeared in solo and group exhibitions 

throughout the United 
States, including the Vir- 
ginia Museum in Rich- 
mond. Her paintings are 
part of the permanent col- 
lections of the Tucson 
(Arizona) Museum of Art, 
Jamestown Community 
College in Olean, New 
York, as well as Mary 
Baldwin. She is a native of 
Boulder, Colorado, and 
holds an M.F.A. from the 
University of Arizona. She 
has been a member of the 
faculty since 1980..^ 

(Editor's note: Our gratitude 
to Ulysse Desporte for trans- 
lating the review from OPUS 

-^ 43 


Opportunities Abound 
for MBC Students 



Mary Baldwin offers students 
numerous opportunities to learn 
outside the continental United 
States. Length of stay varies from 
an intensive May term course to a 
summer session to an entire aca- 
demic year abroad. Dorothy 
Mulberry, professor of Spanish, 
is coordinator of the interna- 
tional studies program. 

During May term, students in 
foreign languages or those 
who have an interest in 
international affairs, or who 
wish to broaden their 
personal vistas, may take 
classes taught in foreign 
countries by Mary Baldwin 
faculty. Students who 
have reached the required 
proficiency in French may spend 
May in Paris, exploring French civilization; quali- 
fied students of Spanish may enroll in "Introduc- 
tion to Spain" and spend May term in Madrid. 
In addition to these language-oriented pro- 
grams, Mary Baldwin regularly offers three 
additional courses abroad, which are available 
to students regardless of their majors: "Re- 
naissance Studies in Italy," "Contemporary 
Theatre" in London, and "Crime and Justice in 
England." These courses provide new perspec- 
tives for students in the art, theatre, and sociol- 
ogy disciplines, and, at the same time, true to the 
liberal arts tradition of Mary Baldwin, enrich the 
educational experiences of other students who 
wish to participate. 

During the summer, six Virginia colleges, 
including Mary Baldwin, offer the Virginia Pro- 
gram at Oxford. This is a six-week session at St. 
Anne's College of the University of Oxford. A 
select group of students from all the colleges 
study the literature, history, and society of late 
16th and early 17th century England. Lectures 
and tutorials are conducted by Oxford dons. An 
entire semester or academic year can also be 
spent in England through the Advanced Studies 

in England program. 

On the other side of the world, a four-wee 
session is offered at Doshisha Women's Collej 
in Kyoto Japan. In this introduction to Japai 
students study Japanese language and cultun 
Included in the program is a one-week horr 
stay, which provides a deeper, more person 
knowledge of Japanese culture for the studen 
who participate. 

During the regular academic year, Mary Bak 
win students may study for a semester or a 
entire year at Kansai University in Japan. Th 
Kansai University offers a special program f( 
American college and university studenti 
teaching courses in English covering all aspec 
of Asian studies. 

Kansai University is located near Kyoto ar 
Nara, the cultural and religious centers of trad 
tional Japan, as well as Osaka, the industri 
center of modern Japan, making this program t 
exceptional opportunity for Mary Baldwin sti 
dents. Only students beyond the freshman yea 
who are recommended by Mary Baldwin Cc 
lege, may study at Kansai University. Studen 
must have a cumulative grade point average of 
least 2.7, and the grades awarded at Kansai a 
transferred to Mary Baldwin to affect the sti 
dents' grade point averages. While at Kans^ 
students must take a full load of classes. | 

Students may also enroll in an approved fc 
eign study program that includes an externshi 
along with regular courses. With the assistan' 
of faculty in the disciplines and personnel in tl! 
Rosemarie Sena Center for Career and Life Pla 
ning, students may develop an externship wii 
international organizations. 

Students may also participate in foreign stuc 
programs sponsored by accredited American i- 
stitutions or by such organizations as Hight 
Education in Europe. Each year a number i 
Mary Baldwin students study in the British Isls 
through this organization. ^ 


Just Down the Street 

by Susan O'Donnell 

It isn't often that the chance to go on a free trip 
lecomes available, but when it does, 1 seize the 
ipportunity. Such was the case on Saturday, 
anuary 28, when the art department sponsored 
I free trip to Washington, D.C., to see the Afri- 
:an Museum of Art. An exhibition by an African 
irtist, who happened to be a woman, was being 
hown that art professor Dr. Mary Echols 
vanted her art students, as well as the rest of the 
oUege community, to see. My friend Michelle 
ind I, along with my boss. Genie Addleton, and 
ler husband and son decided to go, too. The bus 
eft at 8:00 that morning, and we arrived at the 
nuseum between 10:30 and 1 1 :00, in time to look 
iround the museum before the 11:30 "per- 
ormance" of the kinetic movement exhibit. 

The artist had left Africa as a small child to live 
vith her sister and brother-in-law in England, 
'hough she grew up far away from the country 
if her birth, she had returned to Africa again and 
gain to learn tribal customs and to record them 
in film and in her metal sculpture. Though Dr. 
ichols had given us an introduction to the ex- 
libition as we made our way to Washington, it 
vas more than we had imagined. Life-size, 
noving metal figures, all part of an elaborate 
uneral ceremony, filled a huge room of the 
nuseum. The figures beat drums and seemed to 
16 alive with rhythm and energy. Around the 
oom, as the figures moved, films of the actual 
eremony were projected on large screens. This 
eemed to add even more life to the figures. 

After we saw the exhibit, we had the option of 
taying on the Mall, or going to Georgetown, so 
it this point everyone's trip became a different 
ine. Michelle and 1 decided to stay on the 
nail, and Genie and her family went on to 

Michelle and 1 were famished, so we walked to 
he Pavilion, a restored post office that now 
lolds restaurants and shops. After a delicious 
unch, we spent our time shopping in the stores 
ind among the vendors who lined the side- 
valks. Meanwhile, Genie and her family had 
;one to Georgetown and hit stores like the 
"Mature Company and Banana Republic. 

Despite our different decisions, both of us 

were excited to be able to see amateur musical 
groups who seemed to pop up everywhere, in a 
way extending the experience in the museum. 
While on the Mall, Michelle and 1 heard the a 
cappella men's group "Pennsylvania 6-5000" 
from the University of Pennsylvania. They just 
started singing while strolling on the mall! Genie 
and her family saw a group of very young boys 
who were creating wonderful rhythms by 
beating sticks on large plastic drums. Here and 
there in the teeming streets of Georgetown, 
they came on guitarists and even a jazz saxo- 
phonist. "Only in the big city!" as we small town 
folk say! 

Other passengers spent their time in the mu- 
seums of the Smithsonian, shopped, or simply 
took in the sights, and it was a grand day for 
that — warm and sunny. Everyone was in high 
spirits, including the Washingtonians. Michelle 
and I even had time for the ten block walk to the 
Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which I had never 

What we all thought 
was just a simple art 
trip to the big city 
turned into much more 
for aU of us. On the way 
back, we talked about the 
ways that, just two hours 
from Mary Baldwin, al- 
most as if we were just 
down the street, we had 
been touched by so many dif- 
ferent cultures. Even though 
we weren't studying abroad 
on that Saturday in January 
we were definitely study- 
ing and exploring foreign 
countries and our own.^ 

Susan O'Donnell '92 works 
as an editorial assistant in 
the office of College Rela- 
tions. She is the daughter 
of Drs. Mabry and 
fames O'Donnell of 
Marietta, Ohio. 

Qiarting A New Course: 

First PEG Students Graduate 

by Sara Ketchum 

This year marks the 147th commencement at 
Mary Baldwin College. It also marks a first com- 
mencement — charter students in the College's 
unique Program for the Exceptionally Gifted 
(PEG). All the graduating seniors, age 19 and 
under, will receive their B. A. degrees on May 28. 
The success of these students is a tribute to the 
College's pioneering effort in establishing the 
PEG program. Like all MBC graduates, they look 
forward to a bright future, strengthened by the 
academic preparation, leadership training, and 
personal support they have received as PEG 
students at Mary Baldwin. 

Nicole Angresano, daughter of Mrs. Christine 
Angresano of Richmond and Dr. James Angre- 
sano of Farmville, Virginia, is a political science 
major who has distinguished herself as a campus 
leader, in particular as president of MBC's Am- 
nesty International chapter and treasurer of the 
Young Democrats. Among the honors she has 
received at Mary Baldwin are membership in Phi 
Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa, and the 
Marshall Award in Political Science. Nicole is 
planning to work for a year before attending 
graduate school. 

When PEG student Anne Byford receives her 
diploma, one Mary Baldwin alumna will be par- 
ticularly proud — her mother, Betsy Kenig Byford 
'68. Betsy and her husband Bruce, from Green- 
ville, South Carolina, have every right to be 
proud of Anne. A biology major, Anne is secre- 
tary of Beta Beta Beta, the biology honor society, 
and a member of both ODK and the honors 
chemistry society, lota Sigma Pi. Anne is going 
on to study human genetics and molecular biol- 
ogy at Baylor Medical College in Houston, Texas. 
She feels that the original research requirement 
at Mary Baldwin is one key to her success in 
applying to graduate school. 

Like Anne Byford, Jennifer Lutman is an MBC 
legacy student. Jennifer's mother. Peg Gerber, is 
a former ADP student who received her degree 
in 1986: Peg and her husband George live in 

nearby Middlebrook, Virginia. Jennifer, an Engl 
lish major, is a member of Phi Beta Kappa am 
ODK. She has worked as a tutor at MBC's Wril 
ing Center and this spring was awarded th 
Benn Scholarship from the English Department 
Always an outstanding leader, she distir 
guished herself as the first PEG President 
Jennifer is applying to graduate school i| 
anthropology at the University of Virginia. j 

Julie Sikes, daughter of Penny and Joel Sikes c 
Brooklet, Georgia, has a variety of choices in hi 
future. A history major, she excels at both hi;' 
tory and linguistics and will take a year off befor 
making a decision about future study. Julie plar 
to spend the summer in Japan working in th 
office of Mr. Mahara, a member of the Japanes 
Diet (Parliament), an internship arranged b 
Professor Daniel Metraux. Julie will then travi 
halfway around the world to Wales, where sh: 
spent May Term 1988. This time around, she'll t 
a governess for ADP Professor Roderick Owe 
(who will be on sabbatical) while studying Wels 
language and culture. Julie has distinguishe 
herself at MBC as a tireless behind-the-sta^ 
worker for theater productions and a teachir 
assistant for Professor Ken Keller. She is also 
member of ODK and Phi Beta Kappa. 

One member of the original PEG class hi. 
chosen to stay a fifth year before receiving h'' 
degree. Laurel Carter, daughter of Barbara aril 
Gibson Carter of Mission Viejo, California, is ci 
economics major: as one of the younger P£l 
students, she felt it would be in her best intere: 
to gain a year's worth of experience before ente 
ing graduate school. Laurel is a teaching assi- 
tant for the economics faculty and a member i 
the economics honor society, ODE, and has al') 
been active in the MBC College choir. 

Through their future success, these fine youi; 
women are destined to do PEG and the CoUe,.' 
proud. What a wonderful way to acknowled,3 
their own gifts and the gifts they have received 3 
PEG students at Mary Baldwin. ^ 

Newly Funded 
Program Positions 
College For Service 

The generosity of the E. Rhodes and Leona B. 
Zarpenter Foundation continues at Mary Bald- 
Wn, as the College gears up to offer a newly 
ponsored program in health care, human serv- 
:es, and preparation for the ministry. 

The groundwork for the new program was 
aid last year when the foundation's funding 
ompleted the renovation and furnishing of 
larpenter Academic Hall. The foundation's in- 
estment of $1.35 million in this project was 
allowed by a pledge of $873,000 over five years 
|0 fund the new program. Within this physical 
etting, and through the College's long-estab- 
fShed liberal-arts curriculum, students will pre- 
lare for careers of giving service to others. 
, In recognition of technological advancements 
it health care, and the need for human service 
nd cooperative interaction to accompany these 
dvancements, Mary Baldwin College will begin 
.Tiplementing a combined program in health 
jare and preparation for the ministry in the 
989-90 academic year. 

; The program will offer students the oppor- 
pnity to train for both technical and human 
jBrvice careers within the context of a multidis- 
jiplinary liberal-arts curriculum. Foundation 
unds will support new faculty, scholarships, 
nd special conferences. 

I Three of four new faculty for the program have 
feen named. Dr. Steven A. Mosher has been 
iPpointed director of the Carpenter Program, 
|nd will join the College in August. Dr. Mosher 
larned his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees at the 
jJniversity of South Carolina, and has published 
|/idely in the field of health care. Since 1982, he 
j as coordinated a health services administration 
I'rogram at Avila College in Kansas City, 

Additionally, Dr. Gary Diver has been ap- 
j'Ointed assistant professor of physics, creating 
j3r the first time full instruction in this discipline. 
j'he Reverend Patricia Wood, who holds a Ph.D. 

om Emory University, will direct the prep- 
ration for mirustry program. 

The Carpenter Program is a deliberate re- 
sponse to the explosion of need for trained pro- 
fessionals in hospitals, clinics, hospices, and 
homes for the aged. 

By providing students with a new opportunity 
for exploring the challenges opening up in the 
fields of health care and ministry, the College 
believes more students will be attracted to ca- 
reers in these fields. 

The College's curriculum currently includes 
programs in medical technology, offered as a 
major since 1957, pre-nursing, developed as a 
cooperative venture with Vanderbilt University, 
and a general pre-med major. With the im- 
plementation of the Carpenter Program, the 
College will add a fourth tier through a new 
major to the medical-related curriculum. 

Preparation for the ministry, as part of the 
Carpenter Program, will not be a major. Rather, 
it is intended to complement studies in the liberal 
arts and the human services curriculum. 

Mary Baldwin College has a long-standing 
affiliation with the Presbyterian Church, and 
sees its pre-ministry program not as a substitute 
for graduate school or seminary, but as an oppor- 
tunity for students to have actual experience in 
religious service. On the basis of this experience, 
students would be able to make decisions about 
the pursuit of careers in the parish mirustry, 
mission field, or in religious education. A. 

MBC Tennis Team 
Competes in Hawaii 

Ask tennis coach Lois Blackburn if her team got to go to Hawaii, and you'll 
get a resounding "You bet!" And go to Hawaii they did during spring break of 
this year, playing tennis and other things, as Lois says, and doing it all weU: 
"Wherever we went, seven attractive MBC students did not go unnoticed!" 

Ms. Blackburn, who retired as tennis coach after this season, said her team 
performed admirably against very, very tough competition: "We had strong 
opponents from Division 1 and NAIA schools, where players receive full, all- 
expense paid scholarships for playing tennis." In addition, the team's practice 
time was severely limited. They had to wait in long lines to get on courts and 
were limited to only forty-five minutes at a time. 

Nonetheless, Mary Baldwin's team played well, wirmtng one match, and 
losing two. They also visited the Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor-^ mo\dng 
experience for all, Lois said. A. 


Annual Fund 


During the 1988-89 Annual Fund year, many friends and alumnae of Mary Baldwin 
stepped forward to lend their support to assist the College in raising its goal of $900,000 in 
unrestricted gifts. Without the assistance of the following volunteers, the opportunities of a 
Mary Baldwin education would be limited. Annual Fund gifts help pay for lights, faculty 
salaries, computer and laboratory equipment, as well as publications such as this one that 
communicate the College's mission. 


Thomas H. and Martha S. 

Claire Lewis Arnold '69 
Burke and Betty Baker III 
Leigh Yates Farnner 74 
Sarah Maupin Jones '39 
Patricia H. Menk 
Luke and Harriett Middleton 

Woldrop '48 
Ray Castles Uttenhove '68 


Mary Stuart Copeland 

Alfano '84 
Terry Huffman Allaun '75 
Katherine Jackson Anderson 

Bobbie Jean Reid Bailey '61 
Emily L Baker '58 
Elaine Kibler Baldwin '41 
Susonne Royburn Bates '66 
'Sarah Warren Baynes '64 
Tiffany Bevan '88 
Anne Cabell Birdsong '84 
Jane Elizabeth Blair '87 
Ann Filipowicz Blotner '82 
Marjorle Tobin Burke '40 
Sue Warfield Copies '60 
Martha Farmer Chapman '41 
Lisa Hough Cole '83 
Jean Cortright '73 

Marjorie Moore Council '46 
Marion Hollingsworth Cusoc 

Ouida Caldwell Davis '51 
Frances Wills Delcher '57 
Mary Van Atta Derr '40 
Sandra Zeese Driscoll '66 
Oro Ehmling Ehmonn '36 
Louise Harwell Fanjoy '50 

•Lynne Kreger Frye '79 
Ann Whitten Gillenwater '68 
Lynn Tuggle Gilliland '80 

*Kim Baker Glenn '79 
Sarah Oakley Golliday '85 
Jean Grainger '70 
Laura Anne Grantham '83 
Brendo Leigh Hagg '81 
Mary Graves Knowles 

Hamilton '47 
Linda Dolly Hammock '62 
Flossie Wimberly Hellinger 

Eleanor Reynolds Henderson 

Anne Holland '88 
Zoe Kerbey Holmes '70 
Pot Coffey Huffstetler '75 
Nancy McWhorter Hurley '42 
Lolly Lacy Jennings '78 
Meredith Jones Johnson '43 

*Sarah Maupin Jones '39 
Carroll Blair Keiger '76 
Peggy Kellom '88 
Doris Clement Kreger '48 
Meme Wendell Lund '66 
Adrlone Heim Lyman '50 
Kathy Hunt Marion '81 
Katherine Puckett Martin '77 

Shannon Greene Mitchell '57 
Mary Hornbarger Mustoe '55 
Anno Winslow Newbold '43 
Frances Oxner '83 
Mary Mason Pollard '85 
Ruth Harrison Guillen '52 
Mary Jim Moore Quillen '72 
Elizabeth Walsh Read '47 
Betsy Read-Connole '74 
Margie Barranger Reid '69 
Dorothy Cleveland Robb '44 
Laurie Folse Rossmon '77 
Anne Warren Ryder '86 
Coroline Sovoge '82 
Sue Ritchie Scherff '59 
Lora Anne Schneider '85 
Katharine A. See '27 
Ruth D. See '31 
Martha Hildebrand 

Sherwood '73 
Carolyn Griffis Smith '58 
Stacy Sternheimer Smith '82 
Carolyn Joan Smith '86 
Charlotte Tilley Sorrell '46 
*Nancy Nelson Spencer '64 
Lannie McCarthy Stinnette 

Mildred Roycroft Teer '44 
Stephanie Shearer Timm '70 
Jean Blockburn Tipton '36 
Jane Mottox Turner '38 
Barbara Johnson von Reis '37 
Kotheryne Blocksher Word 

Lynley Rosonelli Warner '84 
Lucy Fisher West '59 
Nana Hassen White '55 
Ruth Drewry Wills '62 

(Those C.F.R.'s denoted wit 
an asterisk are also serving 
as Reunion Gift Choirs in 
their 50th, 25th or 10th 
reunion years.) 


Hugh W. Adams 
Bolivar C. Andrews 
Jane Coleman Balfour '62 
David W. Bolen 
D. D. Bront 

Betsy Kenig Byford '68 
Marty Corter 
Carlton B. Chappel 
Andrew H. Cole, Jr. 
Mary Pem Copeland 
Marguerite Dorsey 
Betsy Cummins Dudley '84 
Mary Ellen Killinger Durho 

Martin A. Favata 
Susan Mulford Gontley '66 
Christopher A. Georges 
C. Robert Gibson 
Gordon Mitchell Grant 
Thomas B. Grasberger 
Sollie Belle Gwoltney '61 
Suzanne K. Hansen 
Edward F. Hayes 
Paul A. Hickey 
John R. Hildebrand 
Donovan G. Houdeshell 
Onza E. Hyatt 
Ellen B. Jenkins 
Joan C. Konter 
Lolly M. Keith 
Philip W. Leftwich 


la H. McBride 
an T. Moore 
well Allen Moore 
ithy Moore 
larles W. Payne 
ona Prates Prudden 
Harold Reagan 
jnald W. Reed 
ederick J. Rohloff 
itsey Gallagher Satterfield 

iverly P. Silver 
argaret W. Talman 
ances M. Thackston 
indy E. Thornburg 
arold E. Wallof, Jr. 
I Ann Ware 
iscilla K. Westlund 
amilla Williamson 
nda R. Yates 
orothy Beals York '53 


3ura Catching Alexander '71 
lartha Barnett Beal '53 
J Anne O'Neal Brueggeman 

:net Connors '65 
arpie Gould Coulbourn '63 
.lice Dibrell Freeman '70 
Qtty Andrew Goodson '51 
indsay Rylond Gouldthorpe 

usan Johnson High '62 
lancy McWhorter Hurley '42 
Aartha Masters Ingles '69 
Anne Hoffman Jay '70 
Aartha Philpott King '80 
ean Baum Moir '40 
■etsy Newman Mason '69 
Aary Hornborger Mustoe '55 
|Aelissa Patrick '78 
oon Goolsby Rapp '69 
'larriet Vreeland Reynen '50 
arbara Knisely Roberts '73 
'ickie Gunn Simons '76 
ib Hardin Taylor '48 
lay Castles Uttenhove '68 
Cynthia Knight Wier '68 


jVilliam T. Mclntyre, Jr. 


jlay Castles Uttenhove '68 
Aartho Masters Ingles '69 
jonie Huske Satterfield '70 
jiuson Johnson High '62 


Claire Lewis Arnold '69 
Jo Avery Crowder '65 
Sally Dorsey Donner '64 
Mary Weston Grimball '69 
Beverly Grear Hurt '61 
Robin Wilson Lea '66 
M. Elizabeth Preddy '67 
Ray Castles Uttenhove '68 
J. Wade '69 


Pauli Overdorff '70 


Laura A. Kerr '84 


Sue Achey '89 
Allison Bishop '92 
Michelle Bovenizer '89 
Jennifer Brillhart '91 
Elizabeth Connell '92 
Jessica Cox '90 
Maureen Cullother '91 
Nell Curry '91 
Angela Favata '89 
Nikki Fisher '92 
Gina Groome '91 
Betsy Gwoltney '90 
Martha Hendrickson '89 
Kathy Hewitt '89 
Cory Jones '89 
Emily Jones '91 
Courtney Keyes '90 
Susie Kierson '91 
Julie King '89 
Jenni Netting '90 
Loren Nichols '92 
Ann Pendleton '92 
Pom Pruitt '89 Student 

Susan Rasberry '91 
Polly Satterfield '92 
Jenny Simpson '89 
Susan Sipple '89 
Kathy Slough '91 
Whitney Strickler '91 
Ann Sutherland '91 
Kelly Thornburg '91 
Carmen Vaught '89 
Mary Wexler '91 Student 

Heather Wilcox '91 
Robin Wilson '92 
Karen Wood '92 

Volunteer Profiles 

Sarah Maupin Jones '39 

Co-chairing her 50th reunion at Mary Baldwin is but one of 
the roles that Sarah has played this year. She has served as 
leader of the newly formed Waynesboro/East Augusta County 
alumnae chapter, and has continued to be an outstanding 
member of the Advisory Board of Visitors. 

Sarah has been actively involved in College activities since her 
graduation. She was the executive secretary of the Alumnae 
Association from 1961-63, served on the Alumnae Board from 
1963-65, and has served as her class fund representative every 
time a program has been implemented — from 1969-72 and again 
since 1985. Sarah is a "legacy" alumna; her daughter, Elizabeth 
Matthews Morgan '65, also attended Mary Baldwin College. 

In her local community of Waynesboro, Sarah is a leader and 
active in many cultural, social and civic organizations. Pres- 
ently, she is the campaign chair for the Waynesboro YMCA's 
capital campaign. Sarah has long been active with the Heart 
Association, and is an elder at the First Presbyterian Church. 

Ray Castles Uttenhove '68 

In 1984, the Atlanta Business Chronicle called her an "Atlanta 
Hot Shot" and "Real Estate Star" in an article which profiled "a 
top woman in a tough sell." Again in 1987, Ray was one of only 
twenty women selected by the Chronicle as "Self Made 
Women." A senior sales consultant at Coldwell Banker, Ray 
was most recently named one of the top fifteen sales representa- 
tives for the firm — the only woman to make the list. Active in 
the Atlanta community, Ray is a member of the Atlanta Botani- 
cal Garden, the Commercial Real Estate Women organization, 
the Midtown Business Association, and the International Coun- 
cil of Shopping Centers. 

Saying she was "flattered to be considered," Ray accepted 
membership on the Mary Baldwin Alumnae Board in 1985. She 
has served her alma mater in the same way that she has become 
one of Atlanta's top commercial realtors— with style, deter- 
mination and commitment to excellence. Ray has chaired the 
Annual Giving Committee of the Alumnae Board for the last 
two years and helped pilot many new programs for the Board 
and other groups as well. This year, Ray and a group of eight 
Atlanta alumnae pioneered an Annual Fund project designed to 
boost Annual Fund gifts from fifty Atlanta parents and 


Jack Brent accepts thanks 
from President Tyson. 

Charles and True Luck 

Brent Retires, 

Passes Baton 

to Luck 

Those who know prominent Richmond attor- 
ney A. J. Brent, know he is a man of no non- 
sense. In regards to Mary Baldwin College, 
where he has served as a trustee since 1969, that 
no-nonsense attitude translates into the pursuit 
of two missions: the institutional goal of edu- 
cating women for a world of expanding opportu- 
nity, and his personal goal as a trustee to see that 
that is done well. He has succeeded in both. 

With success ensured, Andrew J. "Jack" Brent 
followed one of his own mottos, "Stop while 
you're ahead" and retired from his position as 
chairman of the Board of Trustees at the conclu- 
sion of the trustees' spring meeting, April 14. He 
will continue as a trustee through 1990, when his 
current term expires. 

Jack Brent has been a model trustee in many 
ways, and twice served as chairman of that 
board. His first tenure in that position came 
1976-1979, turbulent times for the College, when 
the fundamental question of survival loomed 
before Mary Baldwin, as it did for so many other 
women's colleges. Day to day operations were 
difficult, morale was low, payroll was question- 
able, and negativism was wide-spread. 

But Jack Brent was undaunted by adversity, 
and led the College through a low period in its 
history and into better 
times. It is fitting that 
his second term as 
chairman, from 1985 
to 1989, can be charac- 
terized as being quite 
the opposite of his first 
term: a period of 
growth, financial 
health, increased en- 
rollment, high morale, 
faculty salary in- 
creases, and an ex- 

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tremely positive and forward-looking attituc 
throughout the College. 

So it was that the College family came togeth: 
on the night of April 13 to celebrate Jack Brent (i 
the eve of his retirement as chairman of th 
Board of Trustees. Fellow trustees Bertie Demii; 
and Charlie Luck offered toasts, and were joinl 
by trustee emeritus Ralph Kittle, each repi- 
senting an aspect of the extended Mary Baldwi 
family: alumnae and current faculty, currel 
trustees and parents, and trustee and facu 

President Cynthia H. Tyson took the opp( 
tunity to present a crystal apple etched with te 
Mary Baldwin College seal to Virginia Brent, ad 
a framed resolution of appreciation to the rel- 
ing chairman. 

Among other praise read by Dr. Tyson, t'£ 
resolution included recognition of Jack Brer's 
"tact, keen intellect and wit, and an extraorl- 
nary ability to moderate and reconcile . . . char':- 
terized by clarity of vision, exceptional patien :, 
and unmatched skill. .. [leading to] serve 
way beyond the ordinary, dedication wh:!" 
exceeds common commitment, and leaderslf 

Picking up the baton of leadership is Charle;' 
Luck III, president of Luck Stone CorporatioDi 
Virginia. He and his wife. True, are parents a 
former student, Cynthia Luck-Haw '79, and i 
has been a trustee of the College since 1984. 

Charlie Luck is no stranger to leadership)! 
Mary Baldwin; he has served as chairman of i£ 
Business, Finance and Endowment Commitif 
and the Architectural Review Committee of u 
board. L 


With his election to chairman of the Board, 
idership of the Business, Finance and Endow- 
ent Committee passes to Roanoke attorney 
hn Rocovich. The Architectural Review Com- 
ittee has completed its charge of working with 
e architectural firm of Marcellus Wright Cox 
id Smith to develop a Master Plan for expan- 
jn of College facilities and land use. 

Charlie Luck's term as chairman of the Board 
begins with the new fiscal year, and he will 
preside over the board for the first time at its 
October meeting. Joining him will be the able 
Bertie Deming '46 as vice-chairman and Edward 
Betts as secretary, both reelected to office at the 
April 14 meehng. 


15 New 

The Spring 1989 Leadership Conference had 
e highest participation of volunteer support 
am friends, parents, and alumnae the College 
is experienced over the last four or five years, 
f the seventy members on the Advisory Board 
Visitors, fifty attended the meeting on April 1 . 
During the opening orientation breakfast, the 
BV's Executive Committee welcomed new 
embers beginning their two-year terms. The 
imes of new members, including four who are 
rmer members of the Parents' Council, are 
ited below. 

[r. Burke Baker III 

Chemical Engineer, Shell Oil Company 

Houston, Texas 

[r. David P. Carberry 

Controller, McNeil Pharmaceutical 

Lansdale, Pennsylvania 

Irs. Sharon P. Creekmore 

Vice President, Gyro Systems Co., Inc. 

Virginia Beach, Virginia 

Irs. Susan Gamble Dankel MBC '68 

Assistant City Manager 

City of Wilmington 

Wilmington, North Carolina 

Mr. Fred E. Dorsey 

Manager, Armstrong World Industries 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania 
Mrs. Sydney D. Elsass MBC '69 

Public Relations 

Milton, Massachusetts 
Dr. Martin A. Favata 

Professor of Spanish 

University of Tampa 

Tampa, Florida 
Mr. Gordon M. Grant 

Assistant General Counsel, Law 

Washington Gas Light Co. 

Arlington, Virginia 
Mr. Onza E. Hyatt 

President, Caudle-Hyatt, Inc. 

Hopewell, Virginia 
Mrs. Jessie L. Kennedy 

Community Volunteer 

Fairmont, West Virginia 
Ms. Jane H. Miller MBC '76 

Attorney, Tax Law 

Larchmont, New York 
Mrs. Carroll W. Suggs 

Community Volunteer 

Metairie, Louisiana 
Dr. Jack Taylor 

District Manager, Virginia Power 

Staunton, Virginia 
Mrs. Judy Galloway-Totaro MBC '69 

Director of Marketing — Avon Products 

New York, New York 
Mrs. Dorothy Beals York MBC '53 

Stock Broker, Robert Thomas 

Securities, Inc. 

Johnson City, Tennessee 




Held in Atlanta 

In February, the Executive Committees of th 
Board of Trustees, Alumnae Board and Advisor 
Board of Visitors held their winter meetings i 
Atlanta, Georgia. This was the setting, too, c 
this year's recognition event, "A Celebration c 
Mary Baldwin College," attended by over 20 

The two-day event, sponsored by the Atlant 

Alumnae Chapter, was coordinated by Chapte 

President Robin Wilson Lea '66 and committe 

members, Sally Dorsey Danner '64, Ga 

McLennan King '69, Bonnie Stone Adler '62 an 

Yum Lewis Arnold '69. They were responsibl 

for developing the activities, which include 

tours of the Swan and Tulley Smith House, 

luncheon at the Peachtree Golf Club, and 

tour of the High Museum. On Friday ever 

ing, the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter hosted 

reception and viewing of the fabulov 

Atlanta Flower Show. All participants i 

the weekend were also invited to hear a 

update on the College presented by tf 

Dean of the College, Dr. James Lott, an 

the Vice President of Institutional At 

vancement. Dr. John Rice. 

Spirits were high and many took the oppc 

tunity to broaden their circle of Mary Baldw 

friends. Robin Lea and her committee were at tl 

top of everyone's list to thank for their though 

ful planning and magnificent execution of tl' 

Celebration Weekend. i 

Top: Bonnie Stone Adler '62, Gail McLennan King '69, Robin Wilson Lea '66 

Middle Left: Pascal G. Batson, Melissa Turner Lutken '46, Donald Lutken, Mimi Proffit Batson 

Middle Right: Liddy Kirkpatrick Doenges '63, Randall Knisely, Barbara Knisely Roberts '73 

Bottom Left: Fountain on the grounds of the Swan House, Atlanta, Georgia 

Bottom Right: Carson Quarles, Norma Quarles, John Rocovich, Sue Ellen Butler '67 


VIBC Worth Millions to Community: 

"allege Releases Results of Economic Impact Study 

How much is a college worth to a community? 
[est of us are keenly aware of the educational 
id cultural opportunities that abound at institu- 
3ns of higher learning, but there are other bene- 
ts. A college is a business, too. It provides 
nployment for residents of an area, who spend 
est of their paychecks buying goods and scr- 
ees close to home. The college itself spends 
oney in a community. 

Providing these goods and services creates 
ore jobs in the community — and more pay- 
lecks. Indirectly, then, the college pumps addi- 
3nal money into the economy as these people 
\d the businesses who employ them spend 
oney in the community. 

Late last fall, Mary Baldwin College's Office of 
istitutional Research released the results of an 
:onomic impact study, conducted by Dr. Lewis 
skegaard, director of institutional research, 
id by Dr. Judy Klein, who is an assistant profes- 
)r of economics. Through the efforts of Dr. 
skegaard and Dr. Klein, the College was able to 
Bmonstrate the vital role that Mary Baldwin 
ays in the economic prosperity of Staunton and 
ugusta County. Long recognized as a gold 
line of cultural and educational opportunities 
ir the area, through the efforts of Askegaard 
id Klein, the College was able to define the 
emendous effect it has on the area's economy, 
fact that caught the attention of local and 
'giona! media and businesses alike. 
According to the researchers, the total eco- 
amic impact for the 1987-1988 academic year 
italed $18,763,500. This figure represents the 
im of direct spending by the College, employ- 
es, students, and visitors to the College and 
idirect spending, which results from the Col- 
ge's presence in the community. 
Total expenditures by Mary Baldwin College 
3r the academic year 1987-1988 were 
14,610,744. The College's operating expenses, 
<clusive of payroll, were $8,223,472. Of that 
nount, $6,168,000 was spent in the Staunton/ 
ugusta County area. 
For the 1987-88 school year, the total payroll 

for 267 full-time employees was $6,387,272, 
including fringe benefits. Ninety percent of 
the total, $5,748,544, was paid to the 240 employ- 
ees who are residents of Staunton or Augusta 

Spending by the College's employees was esti- 
mated at $4.4 million dollars. An average of 
$6,482 was spent on housing and utilities and 
$10,770 for other items. About 75 percent own 
their homes. Over the last four years MBC em- 
ployees reported making major purchases from 
local dealers: it is estimated that 150 new and 65 
used vehicles were purchased locally. Two hun- 
dred seventy-six major household appliances 
were bought; 87 televisions or sound systems 
were purchased. There were 307 purchases of 
major household furnishings; 25 employees 
bought computers, and 124 arranged for major 
home renovations or improvements. 

Students spent $743,000 last year in the area, 
including $167,000 for textbooks. A total of $100 
per student per month was spent for items other 
than textbooks. 

Thirteen thousand three hundred people 
came to the area on college business or to visit 
students. They spent $823,000 on food, fuel, 
lodging, entertainment, and souvenirs. About 
two-thirds of the visitors were connected to cur- 
rent students. Out-of-town visitors to MBC em- 
ployees spent an additional $100,000. 

College employees paid $50,000 in personal 
property taxes. The College paid $59,000 to city 
and county governments for water, sewer, and 
vehicle registrations. Employees who were 
homeowners paid a total of $151,900 in 
real estate taxes in 1987. The College 
itself paid an additional $5,294 in 
real estate taxes. 

Indirect Spending y^ 
Resulting from College's '*"*' 
Presence in the Community 

Direct Spending by College, I I 

Employees, Students, Visitors — 

Total Economic Impact: